November 24, 2015 1:13 am
1. What size generator is right for my home?
The best generator size for a home depends on what the homeowner is hoping to power when the utility power is knocked offline. Generator sizing calculators, like the one at www.powernow.com, can help give homeowners an idea of the best size for their home before meeting with the installer.
2. Where should the standby generator be installed?
A homeowner's dealer will help determine where on the property the generator's placement will be, and whether any custom installation work will need to be done. That could include burying wires underground or adding a concrete pad on which the standby generator will be installed.
3. What installation and permit requirements does the home need prior to installation?
To start the home generator installation process, your local dealer will conduct an on-site visit to determine your home's specific installation needs and what local permits are needed before starting.
4. What kind of fuel do standby generators run on?
The dealer will also discuss which fuel option—natural gas or liquid propane—is available and will work best for your home's generator system. In almost all instances, the generator will use the fuel option that is already being used in the home.
5. What financing options are available?
Financing deals like zero monthly interest or low APR and fixed monthly payments are available through the dealer from the manufacturer. This gives homeowners immediate access to backup power without needing to save to make a larger one-time payment. The installer will know the latest financing options available for the unit being purchased.
Source: Briggs & Stratton
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