It’s the most common standby generator buying question of all: how much generator do I need? Getting that answer right makes the difference between getting all the power you want or living with compromises for the life of your generator. Generator Power Systems makes it possible to get an approximate size calculation with our GenPowerSizer.
Standby Generator Sizing
Determining the right size of a generator is a balance between how much power your home demands and how much you can live without during a service interruption. The more power needed, the more generator you need. And, there are no cutting corners.
Getting Enough Standby Generator
Your budget doesn’t determine the size of generator you get. It determines how much you can power. That’s because you can’t stretch kilowatts. Demanding more than a generator can provide will literally tear a generator apart. Having too much generator, on the other hand, means you spent more than necessary.
The right way to size your standby generator is to turn the sizing step over to a professional. That starts with a site survey of your home or business by a Generator Power Systems specialist. They conduct a detailed survey of your power usage. This information is then used in a load calculation which provides an accurate range of power you’ll need and how much generator it will take to provide it
Estimate Your Own Load Demand
You can get an approximate idea of how much standby generator you need using our GenPowerSizer. This handy tool allows you to input all the items consuming power in your home and get an approximate range of your power load demand. The GenPowerSizer is no substitute for a genuine Load Calculation, but it helps give you an idea of how much generator you may need.