How to choose your generator

How to choose your generator



Before choosing which brand of generators to use, we need to establish how much power is needed. We need to figure out our electrical needs which we would need to be operational during a power outage.


After establishing our electrical needs, we need to pick the fuel type : Propane gas, Natural gas or Diesel.
For a residential generator, the majority of people pick either Propane gas or Natural gas, why? Because if we choose Diesel, the model of the generator will no longer be the same and would be much bigger. Also, a diesel generator is approximately two and a half times more expensive than a Propane gas or Natural gas model.


After picking the preferred fuel type necessary, the time will come to determine the location where the generator will be installed. Depending on the region, there is certain normalities we must follow. An example of a normality we must follow is the distance between the generator and the house, if the exterior of the house is covered with Vinyl, Wood, Aluminum, etc… The generator must be at a minimum distance of 36 inches from the house. If the house is made of cement, brick, rock, etc… The minimum distance required is 18 inches.
A question we often get is : Can we install a generator inside ?

It is strictly prohibited to install a generator inside, for security reasons, health reasons and of course warranty reasons from the manufacturer. All residential generators, Propane, Natural gas or Diesel must be installed outside where there is open air so that the generator can exhale its gases and warm air and inhale the cool air. The generator will need a stable base (either a cement base or patio stones). The generator will also need a way of access so that all maintenance and/or reparation can be done without trouble.

Next up, we must make sure that the generator isn’t too close to the windows of the house or the neighbors, because of the noise dispersed by the unit of course!

Finally, the best thing to do would be to contact us for all your information and questions surrounding a generator purchase!

How to choose your generator

About Volts Energies
Volts Energies has been specializing in off-grid hybrid photovoltaic systems for more than 15 years. We have several hundred installed systems to our credit. Over the years, we have acquired expertise in the design of renewable energy systems as well as hybrid systems that incorporate a generator. We will be able to design, dimension, install and install these custom-made systems, depending on your energy needs.
Volts Energies has several competent and versatile technicians, who are trained for renewable energy as well as for the installation, diagnosis and repair of generators.
Volts Énergies stands out for its customer service and the availability of its technicians at all times to meet your needs. We have the necessary vehicles and equipment to serve you all year round. We only offer quality products that are supplied to us by recognized manufacturers with good warranties. We are directly associated with these manufacturers, so we can make you enjoy very competitive prices. We will be pleased to discuss your project and propose solutions that allow large reductions in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

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