Selecting Your Generator

Backup Power for Home & Business

Choose the best fit for your generator needs:

More information on home and business generators.

Standby generators for home and business

Standby generators are intended for permanent power protection and produce a consistent, safe stream of power to your home. Standby generators can run for extended periods of time during a power outage even if you are not home!

Stop worrying about the hassle of extension cords with a power generator that is part of your home electrical system. When power returns the generator shuts down and goes into standby mode. Simple.

At Advanced Power, LLC we offer a complete line of generators that can be tailored to meet your needs and budget. We know you may have a lot of questions so we come prepared to answer anything you throw at us. We not only install backup generators but can help you maintain it after installation, even if we didn’t install it originally.

How do I size my generator correctly?

The most logical way to determine your needs is to envision your home without power! Some outages may be short in duration, while others could last for days or weeks. What would you like your living conditions to be?

Generac takes the guesswork out of sizing by supplying the Guardian Series air cooled generators with predetermined numbers of circuits based on the generator’s kW power rating. For example, eight circuits are supplied for the 8 kW generator and as many as 16 circuits are supplied for the 16 kW generator.

Generator Sizing Chart

generator chart

What can my new generator power?

Each circuit is directly connected to a matched circuit on the home’s main circuit breaker panel, providing electricity to that specific appliance or area of the home. In a typical installation with an 8 kW, eight circuit generator, you could connect (1) lights and TV in the family room, (2) microwave and lights in the kitchen, (3) refrigerator, (4) power to the bathroom, (5) computer and home office, (6) garage door opener, (7) sump pump, and (8) furnace.

How much does a generator cost to operate?

Operating costs vary depending on load, generator size, and type of fuel. For example an 8KW running on natural gas at half load cost approximately $.30 per hour to operate. On propane the same generator would cost about $2.00 per hour.