Are you concerned about power outages affecting you and your family? Do you have an elderly parent or loved one in need of continuous power for a medical device? For these reasons and others, many home owners in Augusta, GA, have purchased whole house generators.  Let’s look at what you need to know in order to select the best one for your family.


In order to select the best whole house generator for your needs, you need to determine what appliances you need to power. Smaller units can handle light loads, such as a refrigerator, microwave, lighting, and a TV. Larger units can handle everything, from ACs to Hot tubs.


Most modern homes have a 200 AMP breaker installed. This is the maximum limit for your home, and all Briggs and Stratton Generators are rated under or at this limit. The higher the limit, the larger the unit. With this comes a more expensive installation.

Fuel Type

Most homes near Augusta, GA, are fueled by either propane or natural gas. What type you have available at your house will affect the cost of installation. It will also affect what type of unit will work in your home.


Affordability of the unit itself is the other key element in your decision. Not going for the biggest unit may be the right choice for you and your family. It depends on all the factors listed. When it comes to home generator installation by Augusta, GA, homeowners should not attempt a “do-it-yourself” project. A typical generator involves quite a bit of wiring and electricity. A lot can go wrong if you do not have the proper experience, knowledge, or tools to attempt installation. At Duggan's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, our experienced team can install a new generator in your home properly or handle your generator repairs. To help you and your family make the best choice in a whole house generator, call Duggan’s One Hour AC at (706) 914-1617. We would be glad to answer any questions or concerns you have regarding a whole house generator.