How do I know what size generator to buy?
Get a notepad and write down all the electrical conveniences you can't live without. These items can include your well pump, refrigerator/ freezer, air conditioning, hot water, electric stove, or your whole house. With your list we can assist you in determining the correct size generator for your needs.
Which generator should I buy? The three areas of interest in determining generator purchase: 1 The type of generator you need. 2 Your wattage requirements. (Wattage requirements chart) 3 Selecting appropriate features.
What's the best type of power generator to buy?
For home stanby use, LP gas or Natural gas is best and most convenient for the home owner. Choosing between air cooled and liquid cooled: look at it this way, do you want a lawnmower or car running your house/ Air cooled units are not made for continious run time and must be shut down daily to check the oil. Liquid cooled units only have to be shut down weekly for service checks on oil and coolant. Diesel is best for Industial applications.
Why Is Choosing the Right Size Standby Generator So Important?
Fewer unexpected system failures No shutdowns from overloads, engine longevity, correct performance, easier start-ups and smoother operation, reduced maintenance, personal safety, prevention of damage to electrical systems and appliances from inappropriate electrical loads.
Can I get an under-sized generator and not use air conditoning & other appliances?
Yes. If you choose not to power your entire house, the unit can be set to run only certain items, refrigerator, freezer, lights, etc.
Under-powered emergency generators are a frequent mistake made during purchase of a system. Under-powered systems affects the generator's reliability and effectiveness and may be hazardous, unless installed properly. Be advised that more power is better than not enough power.
Which is better- single phase or three phase generators?
Industrial or commercial power generation systems usually requires three phase power. Single phase is suitable for most homeowners.
What do I need to know to buy a standby generator?
Some of the considerations for buying a standby generator include:
size, number of phases - single phase, three phase KW or KVA requirements. Contat ESSI for help.
Why Is choosing the right size standby generator Important?
No unexpected system failures, no shut-downs due to overload, increased longevity, best performance, smoother start-ups and operation, reduced maintenance, greater personal safety, less possibility of damage to electrical systems and appliances.
What are the most important issues to consider in a blackout situation?
Extended power outages are dangerous, inconvenient and costly. Security systems, refrigerators and freezers, computers, lighting, major and minor appliances, heating and air conditioning, are important considerations to factor into emergency power generation system installations for homeowners or business.
Ampres and volts are printed on my appliance plates. How do I figure out how many watts it uses?
If your appliance is rated in amps, simply multiply the amperage times the voltage to determine the wattage required. (Amperage x volts = watts). Use our appliance wattage calculator to assess your general wattage requirements to help you determine the proper generator choice for your needs.
Download our Appliance Wattage Calculation Tool to pre qualify your assessments of an emergency power generator system. Contact us for more help in selecting an emergency power generator system for your home or business.
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