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Generator General Information

  • 10kw-13kw – Just ‘Essentials’
    • We provide a 16-circuit Generator sub-panel. You get to choose 16 circuits (16 Breakers) to put on the
      generator. Only breakers with a 15 or 20 on them.
    • More than enough to handle Heat, refrigerators, well/water, Majority of your Lights and Outlets
    • Can NOT handle any large breakers (30, 40, 50, 60, etc..). No Central A/C, no Ovens, no Clothes
      Dryer, etc..)
    • Simply read the numbers on your breakers, any that have a 30 or larger on them can NOT go on
      this size generator.
    • Budget: $11,000 to $13,000 (+/-) average installation
    • ($229-$270/month with 25% down and 0% APR financing for 36 months)

  • 16kw – Average/Small home “Whole House” with 100 amp service.
    • Not recommended for 200amp services unless you have all gas appliances (Oven, Dryer, Water Heater, etc..)
    • Can handle only 1 – Central A/C unit (3-ton max)
    • If electric appliance, the Generator may need to ‘drop them out’: Oven, Dryer. Need to add cost
      for 2-SMMs (APPROX $300 EACH)– Cannot guarantee they will work when on generator power
    • Note: If you have Electric Appliances and Central Air, its often more cost effective and convenient to
      simply go with a true ‘Whole House’ unit
    • Budget: $12,000 to $14,000 (+/-) average installation
    • ($250-$291/month with 25% down and 0% APR financing for 36 months)

  • “Whole House” 22kw-24kw
      • 8kw minimum needed for typical home “Essentials”:
        Heating, lights, outlets, small appliances (fridge, micro, well)
      • Add Large Loads will increase Generator size:
        • A/C (3ton) – 6kw
        • Dryer – 5.4kw
        • Oven – 8kw
        • Electric Water Heater: 4.5watts
          (above are averages – varies)

    • Example: 8kw (base line watts) + 6kw (1A/C) = 14kw (16kw or larger Gen needed)
      **Do NOT max out gen, leave extra 1-2kw room or town will not approve
      **Generators lose 1-2kw on Natural gas – Only Propane will give full Kw
    • Budget: $13,500 to 15,500 (+/-) average installation
    • ($281-$322/month with 25% down and 0% APR financing for 36 months)

Sippin LP Tank Information for generators

  • Typical gas piping for 22 kW generator:
    • Factors:
      • Distance from tanks to generator
      • Additional appliance connection
      • Trenching/difficult terrain
      • # of tanks needed
    • Typical tank lease fees range from $89 each/per year to $300 each per/year
    • Above ground tank purchase price range from $540-$4,000
    • Below ground tank purchase price range from $1,700 – $4,400
    • Below ground excavation: Budget:.. $2,250 – $3,000
    • Trenching: Budget $35 per lineal foot
    • PICTURED: (2) 120 gallon vertical tanks with monitor
    • Budget range of $1,200 – $2,500