Choosing the Right Size Generator for Your Home

It’s inevitable that you’ll lose power in your home at some point during the year. Some causes could be due to blackouts, severe storms, and natural disasters.

A generator can be a real life saver in the event of a power outage. It can keep all of the various appliances in your home running, and allow you to go about your business until the power is restored. If you have a permanent generator installed, things will feel relatively normal inside of your home even when the rest of your neighborhood is without power.

But before you purchase a generator, you should take time to determine which size would work best for your home. Here are several of the most popular sizes that will be available to you.

Small (3,000 to 4,000 watts)

A small portable generator is ideal for running just a few of the appliances in your home, and it’s perfect for short-term power outages. You will be able to run everything from your refrigerator to your microwave to your sump pump when you have a small generator. It won’t do much more than the basics, but if you’re only using it for a short period of time, it will serve its purpose just fine.

Medium (5,000 to 8,500 watts)

While small generators can do the trick for a few hours, a medium-sized generator will be better for longer-term use. In addition to the appliances listed above, a midsize generator can also power a portable heater, your home’s central heating system, a computer and light fixtures.

Large (10,000 to 15,000 watts)

For people who want to keep just about everything in their homes up and running during a power outage, a large generator is the best option. This size generator can power a small water heater, your central air and even a washer and dryer in most cases. With a large 10,000-15,000 watt generator, it will be business as usual when the power goes out.

Are you having trouble deciding which size generator to purchase for your home? Kenzie Generators can provide you with the information you need to decide what generator is right for you. Contact Kinzie Generators at 301-469-7800 today to learn more!

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