I live in a historic district that utilizes an ancient power ditribution system. As a result we are faced with MULTIPLE poweroutages every year. I am going to be buying a “Whole House” generator. I however, have no idea of the correct size. Rather than deal with a salesman who may provide me with information that suits his agenda (and pocketbook) rather than mine.
How do I correctly determine the load of all the circuits in my house?
We have a 100 amp electrical box with 4-30 amp , 5-15 amp, and 6-20 amp electrical breakers.
After pricing NG by the cubic foot and seeing what some models will consume a NG/LP model isn’t feasible. NG here is just at $1 ft3 and these things use upwards of 150-200 ft3 per hour. No way. Looks like a gas powered manual type gen that will power only critical circuits of the house. Any other ideas?