There are so many natural occurrences that can take out power and leave inconvenience in their wake. But if you keep a Generac generator on hand, you’ll be able to cook, heat, even watch TV, all while the elements conspire to make that hard.
Generac generators, made by Generac Power, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of generators, can provide backup power in the event of a blackout or brownout, a thunderstorm, snow and sleet, ice storms, floods and high winds.
Keeping a Generac generator in the garage or shed can mean the difference between life stopping for a while and life continuing as close to normal as possible under abnormal circumstances.
How Much Power do you Need
If you purchase a Generac generator, there are many choices, but Generac recommends you consider your needs before picking a generator. If you are planning to provide power to an average size home – or between 1,500 and 3,000 square feet – you’ll need a 3,500 to 5,000-watt generator just to power essential household needs.
For example, to keep a freezer running, you need 500 watts of power from a Generac generator. For a television, Generac says it takes 500 watts, and it takes 400 watts of power to keep an electric blanket on the warm setting.
If you want to keep things running that are hard-wired into your home’s electrical system, you need a power transfer system from Generac generators. This will help operate things like central air conditioning or a heat pump.
But for most household needs, the basic portable Generac generator will do the job. These generators are the top-selling generators in the world and are generally considered to set the standard in home generators. The Generac generators are powered by natural gas and you simply take an extension cord, plug it into the generator and run the cord into the house to plug in whatever appliance you want to supply power to.
Using a Generac or other generator can save the homeowner money. Think of the financial damage from just one freezer-full of lost food. Plugging your freezer into a generator can prevent all that money lost in event of a power outage.