How do I choose the right size generator?
We have online sizing programs that can help you figure out what size generator to purchase. We also recommend you contact a local installer to go over transfer switch options, generator placement, fuel line installation, and any required permits or inspections.
Make a list of all the areas of your home you want to back up with the generator, this is going to help you decide if you want to back up your whole house or just a few individual circuits. Number the items on your list by their importance. Example #1 might be the air conditioner or heat, #2 might be sump pumps or well pump, #3 might be refrigerator/freezer...Use the manufactures sizing tools to figure out what size generator you need for both whole house and emergency circuits only...now you have a size range to shop within...Next is choosing a transfer switch and selecting a fuel.
Comment #1 (Posted by Anonymous)
right size - This would be a good place to start:
Comment #2 (Posted by chip legein
hello ! What quiet gen would I need for: 1.well pump 220vts/2. boiler 220vts/3.fridge 110vts/4.stove 220vts/5.1light cir 2ndflr/6. 1light cir 1st flr thanks & who installs?
Comment #3 (Posted by H B Heft
1,100 sq ft 2br 2bath all elec appliances 1 person
Generac Sizing Calculator
Briggs & Stratton Sizing Calculator
Kohler Sizing Calculator
Comment #4 (Posted by TOM
Need replacement for onan 7.5 hdkaj in Motor home do you have any suggestions.
7.5HDKAJ for more infromation about this generator you can call Del at 928-453-4494 x210
Comment #5 (Posted by RUSS
I need a stand by gen to replace an old gas one.
12kw 208V 3 phase.
Comment #6 (Posted by RON LAPINE
AM IN PROCESS F PURCHASIG 2006 SAILBOAT WITH LENGTH OF 36' , BEAM 13, HEADROOM 6F 5.
MY PRIMARY USE OFFSHORE IS 2-4 DAYSINTEMPERATURES RUNNING 95-100 FARENHEIGHT. HAVE 15,5000 REVERSE CYCLE AIR
THAT IS PRIMARY. SECONDARY IS REFRIGERATION, ELECTRONICICS;CHARTPLOTTER,
AND BASIC COASTAL EQUUIP. HAVE 2 NEW GROUP 27 BATTERIES THAT WILL REQUIRE BATTERY CHARGE AT NIGHT. MOST USAGE AT ANHOR. IF THERE ARE MANUAL AND ELECTRIC START , BAD BACK -NEED ELECTRIC. MAIN USE IS WHEN GETS TO HOT TO RELY ON NATURAL VENTALATION AND OVERNIGHT FOR AIR AND TOP BATTERIES. HAVE BEEN TOLD PANDA VERY GOOD . I KNOW ZERO ON ELECTRICS. CAN YOU PROVIDE ANY DIRECTION ON BRAND, PRICE OR OTHER LINKS THANKS RON
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