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Most generators serve a dual purpose of emergency backup power and are in the 4000-6000 watt range that also double as a great jobsite generator where power may not be available. Sure, this will work great for running lights, a refrigerator, and a microwave but the hassle will lie with running extension cords and choosing which items to power when and monitoring constantly to assure you don’t overload the Generator.
We offer some of the largest power producing models currently in the market that feature the capability of using one cord to power your whole house. These models range from 10,000 to 15,000 watts and feature both a 240 Volt capability, as well as a 50 Amp connection that can power not only the fridge, microwave, and lights but also large equipment such as multiple central air conditioners* (when used with soft start), gas water heats and even gas furnaces. Depending on the time of they year maybe you need to run your electric furnace or hot water from your electric water heater is more important, then the DuroMax can handle these loads as well with the right load management.
In a smaller home with a few circuits that only requires a smaller generator this can start at $600 but to really reap the benefits and have full power outage protection for all circuits and central air conditioning in most 50 year old and newer homes we recommend 12,000 watt generators and up. A DuroMax Generator paired with an interlock kit, 50 Amp Cord and a few hours from an electrician to make the final connection, this will put you in the ballpark of about $1500-$1600.
Permanent or Standby generators are very costly as the Generator upfront will run $4000+ just for the unit. Once installation, plumbing for fuel line, and using an electrician for the final connections it is safe to say that all-in or turn-key packages will set you back $10,000 - $12,000 to start.
You have the option of using a transfer switch or interlock kit to connect your generator to your home. A transfer switch can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to a thousand dollars for parts and labor to install. An interlock kit fits on top of your home’s existing power panel and costs on average between 50 - 70 dollars.
Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of fuel choice. With Dual Fuel and Tri Fuel technology, you have several options, depending on your budget and what’s easily accessible. Gasoline is a tried-and-true fuel for portable generators. Propane is cost effective, clean-burning, fuel efficient, low maintenance, has a long shelf life, and is readily-available. Finally, natural gas offers an unlimited fuel source.
If your home is plumbed for Natural Gas then that is great! The DuroMax Tri Fuel Generator can run on all 3 fuels. Simply connect to your Natural Gas meter with the appropriate connection and have an infinite supply of fuel in the event of an outage.
Gasoline is found practically everywhere and if not used all up in an outage can be repurposed as fuel for your vehicles.
Propane can be powered off almost any size tank, from a standard BBQ tank all the way up to a 1000 Gallon in-ground Tank! We definitely recommend some of the larger tanks starting at 40 gallons up to 100 gallons for most households.
If your home or property already utilizes an external propane tank then its as easy as calling your propane supplier and letting them know you would like to setup a connection for a generator and they can provide you with the appropriate fittings for your line.