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How to Pick the Right Size Generator for Your Home

July 26, 2022

The latest round of violent summer storms knocked out power to thousands of households in our area for days at a time. Losing power isn’t just uncomfortable and inconvenient in extreme temperatures, it’s unsafe. Extreme temperatures can lead to health issues like heat stroke, dehydration, and heat exhaustion. And no one wants to lose the food in their freezer or refrigerator.

Now is the time to be proactive and prepare for the next power outage. A generator gives you access to power when your main source goes out. Here are some tips for how to choose the right size generator for your home:

Know Your Current Electricity Usage

A generator automatically turns on when the power in your home goes away. You’ll want to have a generator large enough to support your family’s electricity needs during an outage. Make a list of home electrical needs, room by room, to determine the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity you need to run your essentials as well as those nice-to-haves.

Consider the Frequency of Power Outages

If power outages are typically rare for your community, you might be able to get away with a portable generator to power a limited number of essential appliances in an emergency. 

However, if the power goes out more frequently, or if you have sump pumps in your basement, a backup whole-home generator will ensure your property is safe and ready for the next outage.

Consult a BCU Professional

Every household’s power needs are unique. BCU Electric’s certified electricians can advise you on the size and type of generator that would be best for your particular home. When you’re ready, BCU Electric installs and supports whole house generators so you can rest assured that you’re ready for the next power outage. Explore all of our residential services or contact BCU for a free quote on a generator today.

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