When choosing a standby generator for your Texas home, size selection is important. You need to determine if you prefer to back up your entire house or only power specific essentials such as your refrigerator, lights, internet, and phone.
Generators are rated based on their kilowatt rating. The higher the kilowatts, the more household appliances your home can power on. See the six yes-no questions you’ll need to answer for a certified dealer-installer to provide an initial quote.
You can use the following table to help you get a general idea of what size generator is best for your home. However, keep in mind that there is no substitute for a load analysis by a certified standby generator professional to ensure that you select a generator that’s the right size for your home.
|YOUR ELECTRICAL NEEDS||8-14 KW||15-25 KW||26-48 KW||49-150 KW|
|Furnace Fan||X||X||X||For greater than 200-amp service in larger homes and small businesses|
|Garage Door Opener||X||X||X
|Central A/C System||X||X|
|Extensive Power Requirements||X|