Sunday, August 7, 2011
Finding the Right Generator For You
When considering the purchase of a generator for your home, it is important to consider the amount of power you need for the house. Homeowners should conduct an assessment of the appliances they will need in the event of an outage in order to determine how much power is required for the bare essentials - refrigerators to keep food cold, computers for those who work from home, etc.
One crucial item to ensure you have power for is your central A/C. If power is lost during the summer months, not having enough back up power for A/C could make your time without power that much more uncomfortable. Keep in mind that the running current of A/C is lower than the starting current which means that a small generator may be able to power the A/C but may not be strong enough to actually start it.
Remember, a generator is an investment. Having it there when you really need it will make all of the difference. Make this decision carefully and consult professionals for the best advice.
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You can also feel free to rent any of Sidram Power's generators to test the waters. Call us for more information!