Winters in NE Ohio are brutal and the cold weather usually kicks in around mid-to-late October and sticks around until April of the following calendar year. Winter almost feels like it will never end by the time April rolls around.
Cleveland Ohio, in particular, gets slammed with all types of winter weather events ranging from Alberta clippers to Nor’Easters to freezing rain and is notorious for “Lake Effect” snow and in the crosshairs of polar vortex’ in recent years especially. These types of weather events can often lead to power outages for homeowners that can last days. Akron gets its fair share of cold weather and power outages as well but doesn’t get brutalized as badly as Cleveland since Cleveland is right there on Lake Erie.
During times of power outages, doesn’t it make sense to protect your family and home by ensuring that even if the power goes out, they’ll be safe, secure, and kept warm? Of course, it does. That’s why it’s important to have some type of automatic backup generator for your home whether it’s a partial home generator or a whole home generator system.
There are plenty of automatic standby generator manufacturers out there, but we are steadfast in our belief in Generac generators being the #1 and ONLY choice for homeowners.
Generac has been around since 1959 and has pioneered standby generator standards and advancements leaving their competition green with envy and left behind trying to catch up. Generac generators offer a wide range of units ranging anywhere from 7kw all the way up to 150kw for home backup power generation.
Backup Generators for Your Home
Homes under 1,000 sq. ft. would probably only be a 13kw unit to power their most important appliances including their furnace. This unit may potentially provide power to your entire home depending on your electrical power requirements.
Homes ranging from 1,500 sq. ft. up to 3,000 sq. ft. would need much larger units. We’ve typically seen, and have installed, backup generators ranging from 16kw to 22kw and beyond depending on their electrical needs.
Homes over 3,000 sq. ft. require even larger units since they can often have multiple “zones” for heating (and cooling). It’s not uncommon for larger homes to have multiple refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers, ovens, etc. and have a much larger electrical footprint by default. Kw ratings for these types of houses can vary greatly and run the full range of 22kw to 150kw units. Again, it depends on the electrical draw requirements.
Here at Generator One, we customize our standby generator sales, installation, and service based on your specific needs, desires, and requirements, to ensure your family will remain safe, secure, and unaffected in your home during the winter (and summer) months.