Can a Generator Power a Whole House?

Can a Generator Power a Whole House?You’ve likely been through it before. You and your family are comfortably hunkered down in your home as a winter storm swirls outside, only to have the power cut out, leaving you completely in the dark. Sure, the fireplace helps, but soon your house becomes an icebox and you think to yourself, “Why didn’t I buy that backup generator?”

If you’re determined to never be in this position again, one of the important decisions you need to make is what type of generator you want. Models available today range from portable units that run on gasoline to larger units that are installed permanently outside your home. To determine which option is best for you, walk around your home and take note of the appliances and other electrical components that you would like to stay operational during a blackout. Then, total the wattage needed to power these items and see what types of generators are available.

Portable vs. Whole House

Portable generators are relatively inexpensive and can be stored in your garage until needed. Smaller units may only work for a single appliance, like your refrigerator, while larger options can power several appliances at once. A whole house generator is powered by natural gas and activates immediately when an outage occurs, providing enough power to keep all of your home’s appliances running smoothly throughout the outage.

Expert Installation Services

VMA Electric can help you choose the perfect backup generator for your home in the MetroWest region of the Boston, Massachusetts, area, and ensure that it is installed with precision and ready to spring into action when you need it. Contact us today to learn about the variety of generators we sell and install.