kohler generatorsYou’re sold on the idea of adding a backup generator to your house or condo. Unfortunately, you have no idea where to start. One important question you should ask yourself is which the best one for your needs and budget? The answer is less complicated than you might think!

What Will You Need It For?

Most standby generators in Houston that area residents invest in are good for keeping the fridge, freezer, and lights on when the power goes out. However, if you hope to keep the air conditioning running and continue to use all of the electricity — TVs, computers, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. — while the power is out, you’ll need a greater output model, like one with a 60-kilowatt output.

How Often Will You Need It?

Are power outages a frequent occurrence in your area? If there are a lot of storms or high winds, it’s not uncommon to experience outages at least once a month, if not more often. If you expect to use the generator often and during extreme weather, you’ll need a more robust model that can offer more power and stand up to bad storms. If you only wind up experiencing power glitches a few times per year, you may be able to justify spending less on a model with lower output.

How Big Is Your Home?

A single generator powering an entire four-bedroom, two-story house needs more power to draw on than a generator for a two-bedroom, single-story house. The bigger your home, the more power and endurance you’ll need in your generator.

If you’re really having trouble choosing the right model for your needs, don’t tackle the decision alone. Contact Grasten Generators at (866)322-0715 and ask for an expert opinion on the best model to install at your home.