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Barrette's Small Engines Inc. - SmallEngines.ca FAQ's
What size of Home Standby Generator do I need to run electric items in my house during a power outage?
Most average homes of 1200 to 3000 sq. ft. can run critical items in the home by using a 5000 - 7000 watt generator. The most common items that need emergency power during a blackout would be the furnace blower motor, refrigerator, freezer, lights, TV, sump pump, and water pumps. Larger Home Standby Generator Systems in the 10kW - 12kW range will quietly supplies as much as 15,000 watts of starting power to your home automatically, giving your family the power, freedom & comfort of their usual lifestyle, uninterrupted by power failure.