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

  • Describe the most common reasons for power outages in the United States.
  • List the three main kinds of generators available in the residential market.
  • Identify the most reliable and appropriate fuel to power a generator.
  • List factors to consider before sizing a generator for a home to ensure that it is safe and comfortable during power outages.