Can My Home's Electrical System Handle A Generator?

Standby generators are something every home should be equipped with, especially if you live in an area that experiences power outages frequently, or if you have older loves one or babies living in the house.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Standby Generator

But before you go ahead and make this purchase, there are a few things you need to figure out first…

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Can My Home’s Electrical System Handle A Generator?

Homeowners living in older homes may have electrical systems that are dated. Old electrical panels and wiring could be a problem when installing a home generator.

However, if you fear that your home’s electrical system cannot connect to a generator successfully, then there is a bigger problem that needs to be corrected.

Old electrical systems that constantly blow fuses (or trip circuits) should be inspected by a professional electrician — and possibly rewired so it meets the proper electrical codes.

Can a Generator Handle My Home’s Electrical System?

If your home’s electrical is up to code and there are no hazards, then it’s finally time to start looking at generator sizes. Generators come in a multitude of sizes to allow homeowners to have the perfect generator for their home.

If you want a generator that will power your HVAC system, appliances, lights, security system, sump pump, and all of your receptacles, then you’re going to need a larger generator that can power everything. But it’s important to keep in mind that the larger the generator, the more expensive they become.

Ideally, you want to purchase a generator so it can power your HVAC system, most appliances, security system, sump pump, and some receptacles. This will allow you to keep the most important things powered without going out of your price range.

A professional electrician trained in generators will easily be able to inspect your home’s electrical system and make recommendations for what they feel you need.

If you’re considering adding a generator to your home so you can protect your home and family during power outages, then be sure to give us a call!

Our pros here at Fox & Sons will help you every step of the way to ensure your home is ALWAYS powered!