If you are like most people, you have probably worried about the possibility of losing power to your home, which is where power generators can come in handy. Power generators come in a variety of sizes and outputs, making pricing highly variable depending on your needs. For a whole house generator, the two major cost factors are output requirements and installation.
Producing Enough Power
Every home is different, and each one has different power requirements. When calculating the cost of a whole house generator, the cost of the actual unit will depend largely on the power output it generates. Some homes may have substantial climate control considerations based on weather and temperature. This will greatly increase the power requirements. Additionally, a smaller whole house generator may be able to power most things in your home, just not at the same time. Smaller output whole house generators producing 10 kW can be found for $1,000 - $2,000. Mid-sized systems in the 15-25 kW range can cost $4,000 - $10,000. Meanwhile, a large-scale 35 kW system that can likely provide power to your whole home and ensure a comfortable climate can cost $12,000 - $20,000 or more.
In addition to the price of the whole house generator itself, you will also need to consider the cost of a permanent installation consisting of a gas fuel supply and electrical wiring to your home. Safe installation is performed by skilled installers who can put in place a system that meets local code and permitting requirements. Additionally, a concrete pad on which to mount the generator is a necessity. Costs can increase if a generator must be installed farther away from gas and electricity meters. All told, a typical installation will cost about as much as the generator itself, so this should be planned for during budgeting. A whole house generator is a popular and wise decision for many homeowners. Contact Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® to help you plan your generator purchase and installation with a comprehensive quote. Call (706) 914-1617 today!