Choosing the Right Middletown Generator for Your Home

11 April 2013
Category: Generator
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Choosing the right Middletown generator for your home is extremely important, and the technicians with Jones Services can help. We have helped thousands of customers with their generator needs for more than two decades, and we will work closely with you to ensure your complete satisfaction.

Different Kinds of Generators in Middletown

The peace of mind provided by a home backup generator is priceless. Instead of having to endure an extended power outage – and perhaps even having to leave for a hotel or go to someone else’s home – you can stay comfortable inside your own home. You can purchase a generator that can easily keep all of your appliances and electronics running smoothly. However, you want to make sure you get the right size. Home generators of around 5,000 watts will take care of the basics; your lights will stay on and your freezer will work. Typically you’ll need to run an extension cord from the generator to the appliances you want to keep operational. The larger the generator of course, the more appliances you can keep running. Whole home generators sit outside and – again, properly sized – can run everything without the need for cords stretching all through the house.

Calculating the Wattage You Need in Middletown

Basically, if you want a generator that runs your entire home, you’ll need a model that creates more wattage than your appliances and electronics use. You need to know how much wattage each appliance pulls in order to make an accurate calculation. You should be able to easily find this information in the owner’s manual of each appliance, or through other means of research such as the Internet. Total the wattage of all of the lights in your home that you will want the generator to power, plus appliances such as your refrigerator and washer and driver, and electronics such your televisions and radios. Again, you’ll need to allow for a cushion between that total and the amount of wattage created by the generator. Startup wattage is an important consideration as well, because many appliances have a larger starting wattage than running wattage. One example is a refrigerator, which has a starting wattage twice that of its running wattage. This is one of the reasons that you need a cushion when calculating your home’s wattage versus that of the generator. More than likely, a generator between 20,000 and 30,000 watts should power your entire home. But, depending on the size of your home, you may be able to find that a generator with a smaller capacity will take care of everything you need powered up during an outage. If you are in the market for a generator, call Jones Services and we’ll help find the one that’s right for you.