How To Buy A Whole House Propane Generator

A guide for choosing and operating your backup plan

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Whole house backup generators can provide incredible peace of mind during a power outage, enabling you to stay safe by keeping important home comfort equipment running. But are they safe to own and operate?

Absolutely – if they are properly sized, installed, and maintained by professionals!

Today’s whole house propane backup generators do much more than simply keep the lights on. Depending on the size and power of the unit, a propane whole house generator could prevent damage to your property by powering your sump pump, protect your valuables by powering your home security systems, keep the heat on and emergency medical equipment online, and more.

But how do you choose a whole house backup generator, and what safety issues should you keep in mind when operating it? Here are some basics.

Sizing and installing a whole house generator

The most important thing to remember when it comes to installing a propane whole house generator safely is that it is not something you can do yourself! ALWAYS have your generator installed by a professional with the experience and training to handle both the electrical and HVAC requirements of the work.

Properly sizing a propane whole house generator is critical! Mostly, the job of sizing a generator comes down to considering the number of appliances / systems you want to operate during an outage. This checklist should give you a starting point of what equipment you may want to power:

Home essentials

Comfort essentials


Work with a generator installation expert determine how large a unit you will need to meet the backup power requirements of your home.

Running your generator safely

A whole house backup generator should run safely for many years – as long as it is properly installed and maintained.

Follow these basics to enjoy peace of mind for years to come:

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