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Before You Buy a Generator You Should Read This

How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home: Home Generators and the Total Connected Electric Load.

How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home

Electrical Question: Will a 5000watt generator be large enough for my home?

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This electrical question came from: Greg, from Hollywood, Maryland.

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How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home

Yes, when you do the basic math it does appear that the 5000 watt generator will work, however there is one factor that you must consider, and it is this one item that is often overlooked when choosing a home generator that is to be used for well pumps, motor loads and other larger electrical devices.

Home Generators and the Total Connected Electric Load

Make sure the manufacturer of the generator specifically states that the generator will work with your electrical load specifications including Well Pumps and other Motor Loads.

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