kohler generatorsInvesting in a generator is always a great idea but with all the different models in different sizes and types, it can be difficult choosing the best one for you and your family’s needs. Before deciding on a generator, it is important to discuss options with a professional. At Grasten Power Technologies, we are more than happy to help you with this decision. Read on for some tips!

Correct Calculations

When choosing a generator, you want to make sure you buy a properly sized generator. The generator’s wattage should be larger than the amount of watts you will need for all your appliances and devices. You will want to add up the wattage of all the appliances you are going to be using with the generator. Once you tally this total up, you will also want to add the startup wattage for your largest appliance. For example, a furnace fan or well pump will require a lot of energy. You can usually find the wattage on the motor’s nameplate or on the electric data plate. If you are unsure, just ask the experienced staff at Grasten Power Technologies.

Maintain Distance for Carbon Monoxide

Generators pose a risk of carbon monoxide production but if you are smart about where you place it, the risk is lowered. The suggested distance is about 10 feet away from your home. You will want to make sure the distance meets the manufacturer’s specifications and the building and zoning codes.

For more information on generators, please refer to our blog and website often!

If you are interested in purchasing standby generators in Houston, TX, and surrounding regions, give the experts at Grasten Generators a call at (866)322-0715.