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6 Questions To Ask About A Whole Home Generator


After last week's tornado touchdowns, we've noticed power outages are occurring more frequently than ever in Northern Virginia & Maryland, lasting longer and causing more harmful effects.

Whole home generators are becoming a popular way for Fairfax VA, Leesburg VA, as well as surrounding Northern Virginia and Maryland area homeowners to keep their homes safe and comfortable during prolonged periods without power.

Whole home standby generators offer power levels higher than portables - their rating ranges anywhere from 5 kilowatt up into hundreds of kW. This makes them the best choice for dealing with a long-term power outage. While the initial cost is higher than a portable generator, a whole home generator will increase the value of your home.

Here is a list of questions you should ask yourself before choosing a generator for your home:

  1. What would you like to keep operating in your home?

  2. What is the amperage size of your main panel?

  3. Where is the best location in your home for a generator-to-gas hookup?

  4. Which style of transfer switch would be best for your home?

  5. Are you interested in an eco-friendly transfer switch?

  6. Do you want to run more appliances with a smaller generator?

Have backup power generator questions?  The experts at F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical can help you select the best whole home generator solution to fit your family's needs and budget. Contact us today at customerservice@fhfurr.com.

Topics: Home Generators Standby Generators Electrical