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The fact is that power outages can occur at any time—storms have struck houses across the country in recent years. But when it comes to the electrical supply, it’s critical to have a backup plan in place. Especially if you are working from home and cannot afford to lose power. 

Residential generator installation is a wonderful alternative if you seek an energy solution that will deliver steady power whenever you need it. 

We’ll show you how to choose the backup generator type and size that’ll perform great for your home, as well as why it’s a good idea to get one.

Backup Generator Basics

When a building’s connection to the main electricity supply is disrupted, a backup generator immediately turns on to provide power.

Natural gas, propane, petrol, or diesel can all be used to power them.

Choosing the Right Generator Size

The size of your generator must correspond to your electrical requirements. An underpowered generator will not survive long and will likely ruin motors and other electrical devices that demand more energy than the generator can provide.

To figure out what size generator you’ll need, add up the wattage of all the appliances and other objects you’ll be powering at the same time and multiply by two.

Choose the Right Fuel Type

Propane, natural gas, diesel, and petrol are all used to power generators. The majority of the less costly vehicles are powered by gasoline.

The frequency with which you will use the generator and the fuels accessible in your location should guide your choice of fuel and generator type.

Available Options for Generators

Some of these specifications are not offered on all generator types, but they are well worth having if you can buy them.

  • Electric start.
  • Portable generator with tires. 
  • Low-oil shutdown.
  • Overheat shutdown.
  • Warranty more than two years.

Choose a Generator That Creates Less Noise

Generators, particularly those that run on gasoline, create a lot of noise. In general, the less costly the generator, the louder it will be.

Generators that run on natural gas or propane are substantially quieter. Investing in a costlier generator with a decent muffler and a water-cooled engine is one option to reduce noise.

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Allow us to assist you if you want skilled generator installation services. Our professionals at All Solar Energy Solutions will assist you at every step of the procedure. We can also help you select the most appropriate model for your home.

We serve business and residential areas in Portland, Brunswick, Lewiston, Gorham, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, and more. Our professional electricians are EPA certified in solar panel installation services.

We also provide solar energy solutions, heat pump repair, mini-split installation, and battery storage solutions, among other services.

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