Permanently Installed Power Generation Systems For Homes

Having permanently installed power generation systems for homes gives you convenience, security, comfort, and backup power. Your home is automatically protected from a power outage, sitting outside like air conditioning units. They generally run on either natural gas or liquid propane (LP).

“Now more than ever home owners have a wide range of fuel options for heating their home. But, how do you know which is the best for your specific needs and budget? There really is no right or wrong answer as each home is unique. A fuel that may be right for you and your family may not be the best choice for another family.”

How Do Permanently Installed Power Generation Systems Work?

With advances in modern technology, there is no longer any need for you to manually start and stop your generator. That is now fully automatic. One of the greatest benefits from this system is that, should the power go out when you are away, your generator will automatically kick in. Additionally, because the generator runs on LP or natural gas, you can hook it up to your existing gas supply, if one is available. This, in turn, means that you never have to refuel them.

Power is directed directly to your property. This means you don’t have to worry about the extension cords that have to go through your doors or window. Rather, it connects directly to your electrical panel in a breaker space.

“Generally you will need to move a breaker or two down. Most boxes will have enough spare wire to move things around a bit. If you do not have enough room and your breaker is 30 amps or less you can use a short piece of insulated wire and a wire nut.”

Choosing a Generator

Perhaps the greatest difficulty you will have is choosing the make and model of the generator that is right for you. It all depends on your personal needs, what kind of utilities are near you, how often you have power outages, and so on. The recommendation is to only purchase a generator from a known and trusted brand that offers excellent customer support. Of particular importance is that this customer support should available 24/7. That is because a power outage does not happen only during regular business hours.

Key Things to Know

A couple of things to be aware of before you choose permanently installed power generation systems for homes:

1. These generators require a considerable investment. Choose wisely.

2. Understand your own particular needs, but mainly how much wattage you need in order to power your home in an outage. Good manufacturers can come out to assess your home. Online calculators are also available.
3. You need to make sure that you have everything ready for the installation of your generator, particularly if you choose a model that is too big for a DIY job. Your installer will have told you about the preparations that are needed and will also train you on how to use the device.

4. Don’t be blinded by cost alone. While we live in a society where everybody wants to get everything as cheaply as possible, you need to put quality over price when it comes to a generator. After all, you don’t want to spend money, only to then find that the generator doesn’t work. Expect to pay around $2,000 for your generator, without installation costs.

5. Check your local building codes to make sure you are allowed to install such a system.

The above are a few things to consider before you proceed with the installation, as you can see.