In the last 10 years, the demand for electricity has increased exponentially due to population growth and the increased use of power-thirsty devices, such as computers and flat-screen TVs. For homeowners in many areas, this has resulted in electrical service outages that cause major disruptions. A standby generator can ensure a homeowner's quality of life by keeping the electricity flowing in the event of a power failure, and it can even serve as a primary energy source for homes built off the grid. In this course, learn why many builders and homeowners are choosing to install propane standby generators and what to consider when selecting the best generator for the job.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain common reasons for power disruptions and the impact these disruptions have on homeowner well-being.
  • List the three main kinds of electrical generators available for the residential market and best practices for choosing a generator that provide homeowners with energy options during a power disruption.
  • Identify the appropriate fuel choice for electrical generators which reduce the power disruption impact to homeowner well-being.
  • Identify how to properly size a generator to ensure the home is safe, secure, and comfortable during power outages.