PORTABLE Generator SALE
Due to the recent demand for generators, we have decided to put a few of our bestselling PORTABLE generators on SALE! With hurricane season right around the corner we are taking pre-orders for PORTABLE generators. This is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. In order to participate in the sale, you will need to determine the size for your specific needs then call the office to reserve the generator. A non-refundable deposit is required, with the balance due at time of pickup. Current lead times for the generators are approximately 6 weeks, but subject to change.
If you are interested in a whole home standby unit, we have a limited inventory and are facing extremely lengthy lead times from the factory. Call for more information on these units.
Here are some frequently asked questions to make your buying experience easier!
How do I figure out what size portable generator is best for my home?
Are you looking for necessities, or whole house?
For whole house solution you will need to locate the ac unit name plate for the letters LRA (Locking Rotor Amps) and multiply that number by 100. The calculated number is the estimated wattage to start the unit.
In most instances, portable generators will NOT run a central unit electric furnace (heater); however, there are exceptions. For example, the 17500w may run a small central unit electric furnace, but you will have to look on the furnace name plate. If you have a gas furnace heater this will work to power the ignitor and the thermostat. See graphic for detail.
What do these generators have the capability to run?
The 6500w generator is typically used for appliances such as refrigerator, freezer, water well, septic, ceiling fan and some lighting with the potential to operate a small ac window unit. This generator has a starting capability of 8125w. Click the link to see the full spec sheet https://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/portable-generators/gp-series/gp6500-49st
The 8000w is an electric start generator with a built-in charger. This portable unit can typically operate a smaller central ac unit and power appliances such as refrigerator, freezer, water well, septic, ceiling fan and some lighting. This generator has a starting capability of 10,000w. Click the link to see the full spec sheet https://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/portable-generators/gp-series/gp8000e-49st-csa
The 17,500w is an electric start generator with a built-in charger. This portable unit can typically operate a larger central ac unit and power appliances such as refrigerator, freezer, water well, septic, ceiling fan, lighting, and other home equipment. This generator has the starting capability of 26,250w. Click the link to see the full spec sheet https://www.generac.com/all-products/generators/portable-generators/gp-series/gp17500e
For more information, see our approximate wattage list below:
How do I hook up this generator to my house?
Each situation is different; however, the most common method is to the outdoor disconnect panel.
The main disconnect must be turned off to connect the generator. Depending on the size generator, you will need a double pole 30a (for 6500w and 8000w generators) or a double pole 50a (for the 17500w generator) breaker added to the panel, which will connect to the receptacle box.
An electrician will help to determine your exact needs.
To connect the generator to your whole house, an electrician should be consulted for the installation of the interlock generator kit and the Generac receptacle box into your panel. The interlock kit is used to prevent generator power from back feeding onto the electric grid which can be dangerous for powerline workers, your equipment, and the Cooperative’s equipment.
Additional cost not included with purchase price:
6500W and 8000W generator:
30a receptacle box $55.00
30a 10foot cord $55.00
50a receptacle box $75.00
50a 10foot cord $125.00
Give us a call today to have power that YOU CONTROL! You must pay half up front to secure your generator.