We understand that you don’t need a diesel generator for the home that’s capable of powering a small town when the lights go out. Our 5 kVA home generator range is perfect for small homes.
But if you think a power outage shouldn’t mean sacrificing comfort, step into our generator for Standard Homes. Above 5 kVA range home generators are designed to keep your lifestyle running seamlessly.
Key Considerations for Picking the Best Generator for Home Backup Power
- Starting vs. Running Wattage
Appliances often require more power to start than to run. This is known as the “starting wattage” and is higher than the “running wattage.” Make sure your generator can handle the highest starting wattage you’ll need.
Also, consider if you’ll be using these appliances simultaneously. If so, you’ll need a generator that can handle the combined load.
Generators work most efficiently at 70-80% of their maximum load. So if you buy a 10 kVA generator but only use 2 kVA, you’re not being fuel-efficient or cost-effective.
Most residential setups use single-phase power. Commercial generators usually offer three-phase power, which is often unnecessary for home use.
Doing a bit of math can save you time, money, and headaches. Knowing your power needs helps you select a home generator that’s the right size for you. To take the guesswork out of calculating your power needs and selecting the perfect generator, don’t miss our comprehensive generator sizing guide available on our website.