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Home Standby Generators: A Basic Buying Guide

The next time your power goes out because of a thunderstorm, downed power line or another natural or man-made disaster, you don’t have to live by candlelight until the utility company rectifies the problem. A home generators with theory own separate power supply, keeping your food frozen and your lights shining until the power grid returns to normal.

A home power generator turns mechanical energy into electricity. A small engine (often an automotive engine), creates electro-magnetic force that provides power to run appliances. Home generators run on gasoline, natural gas or liquid propane. Stationary generators are affixed to the property, much like outdoor air conditioning unit. Cheaper models can be noisy, and gasoline can turn stale if stored more than a month. Other than that, a power generator has few drawbacks.

A basic seven to ten-kilowatt generator fuels selected necessities- lights, sump pump, furnace fan, refrigerator and the like. When shopping for a generator, note a model’s total wattage and then compare that to the watts need to run all of your vital household appliances. An air conditioner, clothes dryer and electric range head the list at 5,000 watts per appliance. TVs and computers hover near the bottom of the list at around 300 watts each.

Briggs and Stratton, the world’s largest manufacturer of outdoor generators, offers units that can power everything from a few lights to a 6,000-square foot home. Their 7KW Home Generator System (around $2,000, depending on supplier) provides mid-sized stationary unit to power your lights and other small appliances. The 20 KW Home Generator System contains a V-twin commercial engine inside a rust-proof casing. It can keep most lights and appliances running in a small house. It will set you back around $4,500.

A 22 to 48 kilowatt whole house generator will set you back between $8,500 and $14,000. The Generac Quiet Source 22 KW Standby Generator can power an entire a whole house, even one...

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