Utilities can go down in a natural disaster. I suspect that natural gas lines could be damaged or otherwise loose pressure should the lines be damaged or the pumps fail. You may want to ask the Generac people if the natural gas lines lines in your area have previously failed. Around here, Morehead City, NC, the Generac generators are run-off of propane tanks. We didn't have, until recently, natural gas.To those who bought generators - I've got a meeting scheduled with Generac people for next week. ... It hooks up to my natural gas line and connects directly to the electric panel and the switch is supposed to be automatic. Is it really as simple as that?
Mine is a 22kw...my house is 3500 square feet and it runs the house with no issues. We have lost power about 3 times this year for about a total of 6 hours. When the main distro senses a loss of power for 15 seconds, the Transfer occurs and the only problem is I have to reset the clocks on the stove and microwave.Great that you're back. Looks like another storm coming but looks to be mostly west of you.
To those who bought generators - I've got a meeting scheduled with Generac people for next week. I'm looking at a whole house system and the estimate from the web site is ~ $7,000. Sounds like a lot since the generator is less than $2,000 and that is powerful enough to actually run the AC and blowers for the furnace plus the fridge, lights, computers, and TVs. It hooks up to my natural gas line and connects directly to the electric panel and the switch is supposed to be automatic. Is it really as simple as that? If you don't mind quoting your price and city, that would be helpful. I'm pretty sure labor varies dramatically around the country.