How is it Fueled?
Nothing like the portable generators, which is run on gasoline or diesel that you provide, whole house generators are always fueled by your home’s existing fuel supply, such as natural gas, liquid propane and diesel.
How Much Does a Whole House Generator Cost?
This is determined by the generator’s capacity, and how many circuits it can power at once. To determine the size of generator you need to install, you will have to determine your needs during a temporary emergency situation. You should not include powering all the appliances in your home in your evaluation. Whole house generators usually cost between $3,000 to $20,000, depending on the size you need. You should also include the cost of fuel needed to run the generator when making a total assessment. Please note, if you ever decide to resell you home, a whole house generator will greatly add to the overall value of the house, so you could gain back much of the initial investment. One of our skilled and professional technicians at Edelman Inc can assist you with determining all these costs.
Does It Need Upkeep?
Like any other system, you will find there is always some upkeep involved. You want to be sure to get your generator serviced by a skilled professional after 24 to 48 hours of any continuous use. The oil and filter should be changed after ten days of use. You can keep your generator healthy by checking its oil level daily during use and also running it at no more than 75 percent of its rated capacity. And you will want to replace any overworked or broken parts, such as brushes. When you keep up with this type of maintenance it will ensure your generator will have a very long and useful life.
You should know, that installing a whole house generator is strictly for professionals. We offer many types and brands of generators in a large range of wattages. Reach us today for an estimate on what generator would be appropriate for your home.