Choosing a Whole-House Propane Generator
If you’re considering adding a backup propane generator to your home, the first step is to determine what size generator you’ll need. We can do this for you by adding up the wattage of all of the appliances you’ll want to run when the power goes out.
You can save a little money by going with a smaller generator and having it wired to key circuits in your home, like the refrigerator, furnace and a few lights. But keep in mind that you can power your entire home without spending much more money.
No matter which way you go, we always recommend having a licensed electrician install a transfer switch, which will cut the electricity flow to the grid while the generator is on. This will prevent the power from your generator “back-feeding” into the power lines and injuring utility line workers.