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Re: Buying a whole house generator for home

As Jack mentioned running the generator for short periods of time is the key for long outages. Who wants or needs to listen to a 30K generator 24/7? Besides it drives the neighbors crazy.

Chargeable flashlights (or an inverter/battery)and a some form of aux. heat allow the generator to be run for a few hours a day, to charge the batteries, watch the news. A generator will also heat the water, cool the house and cool/cook the food.

In the future, you may have an electric car which could seve as an emergency generator, if it had the ability to charge the battery.

Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
Maurice Turgeon, http://the semi-retiredelectrician.com

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