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3 Considerations When Installing a New Generator

3 Considerations When Installing a New Generator

Our civic electrical systems are as good as they come here in Havertown and Springfield, PA, but no system is perfect, and our local weather can get pretty brutal, especially in the winter. The solution may be a generator for your home, able to power vital systems and keep you safe and comfortable when trouble hits. A reliable service professional can discuss your options with you and perform a first-rate installation service. But before you pull the trigger, you need to make sure your system is set up right. Here are 3 consideration when installing a new generator.

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1.     Power Load

Every generator as a specific power load, covering how much electricity it can generate. You need to make sure it covers everything you need comfortably, including accommodating power surges from time to time. Ideally, it should be able to power every electrical appliance in your home, but if you prefer a less powerful system, then you need to prioritize your energy needs and make sure the appliances you really need (like the heater and the refrigerator) are covered, then keep unnecessary components (a video game system, for instance) turned off.

2.     Placement

The generator needs to be placed in a location with plenty of space and ventilation, as well as easy access to your breaker box in order to power your home. In addition, it needs proper ventilation so that exhaust gas can be safely pipes out of your home.

3.     Fuel Consumption

All generators consume fuel at a rate which should be listed in the generator’s specs. You need to keep this fuel rate in mind and always have enough on hand to last for several days. Your generator won’t do you any good if it runs out of fuel in the middle of a crisis, especially if you can’t venture out to purchase more.

For more on generator installation, call WM Henderson, Inc. today.