Before purchasing a natural gas-fuelled generator it’s important to have an evaluation of your natural gas service prior to the installation of any generator system – this ensures that the gas service size and meter are able to meet the additional requirements of the generator.
Picking a generator can be a daunting task, mostly because you have never thought about how much power you actually use. Usually a typical house hold uses about 5KW and a typical barn uses about 5KW in lighting and small appliances. That gives you a place to start.
Remember, when you are calculating your power requirements to calculate only what you need to run if utility power is unavailable.
Now that you have calculated what your power requirements are you should think about expansion. What things are you likely to upgrade in the future? How will that affect your power needs? It is a good idea to purchase a generator that not only meets your current power needs but has room for growth.
To get the most out of your Adpower generator you should consult a qualified electrician who can help you integrate the generator into your system. If you have any questions or need help deciding on which model would be best for you contact your local dealer. Improper connections to a building electrical system can allow electrical current from the generator to backfeed into the utility lines. Such backfeed may electrocute utility company workers or others who contact the lines during a power outage, and the generator may blow up, burn, or cause fires when utility power is restored. So it’s important to consult the utility company or a qualified electrician as connections for standby power to a building electrical system must be made by a qualified electrician.