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Whole House Generator Installation And Safety

Written on: September 14, 2020

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Whole house backup generators can provide an emergency power supply, enabling you to keep important equipment running during a power outage. But are they safe to own and operate?

Absolutely – if they are properly chosen and installed by professionals!

Today’s whole house propane backup generators do much more than simply keep you out of the dark. 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 family by keeping the heat on and emergency medical equipment powered up, 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 a DIY job! ALWAYS have your generator installed by a professional with the proper credentials for handling the electric and HVAC requirements of the work.

Sizing a propane whole house generator comes down to considering two important factors: the size of your home, and 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 specialist to determine how large a unit you will need to meet the backup power requirements of your home.

Safely Operating Your Generator

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:

Thinking about investing in a whole house propane generator? We can help. Contact Ace-Robbins today to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on a propane backup generator installation in Wyoming County, PA.