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Can a Whole House Generator Keep My Air Conditioner Going?

As we head into thunderstorm and hurricane season, it’s important to know that you have the backup power you may need in case of a power outage. The best way to ensure this is to install a whole house generator for your home in Westport, CT. While your air conditioner may not be at the top of the list for the systems you need to keep on, it may be for those in your home, especially those who are elderly and/or have medical conditions that can be exacerbated by hot, humid air. The experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning can help you size a generator for your home and install it so that it you have the power you need during an outage. How does a whole home generator provide this power? Let’s take a look.

Direct Power into Your Electrical Panel

One of the reasons a whole house generator can support the major systems of your home during a power outage is that it is connected directly to your home’s electrical panel. Most whole house generators are equipped with sensors that detect an interruption of your power as soon as it occurs. As such, when a power outage occurs, your generator turns on instantly and provides power to your electrical panel, allowing your home to continue in smooth operation.

Sizing Is the Key

The key to ensuring that your generator provides enough power to your home lay in correct sizing. While you can’t keep every single electrical item in your home running with a whole house generator, you can size it so that your major appliances and systems have the power they need to run. The best way to do this is to work with a technician who will catalog the important circuits of your home in your electrical panel and the amps each one uses. Then a simple calculation of electrical power the essential circuits need will inform you what size generator is best for your home.

If you have concerns about losing power in your home, or need to have back-up power for medical or other reasons, contact the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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