Get the right size for your North Carolina home

about propane generators north carolinaWhether it’s winter snow and ice storms, or summer thunderstorms and hurricanes, when you live in North Carolina, you live with the possibility of the power going out.
Losing power isn’t just a hassle. It can be expensive. All the food in your refrigerator and freezer could spoil, putting hundreds of dollars right in the trash. No power means your sump pump doesn’t operate, which can lead to basement flooding and expensive repairs.
Want to avoid that? Invest in protecting your home with a propane generator from LG Jordan! We have some tips to help you make the right choice for your home and your needs.

Tips for purchasing a generator

Don’t delay!
Don’t wait until bad weather is imminent then run to your local home improvement store and grab whatever generator is left. This should be a carefully planned purchase. Buying a propane generator from LG Jordan means you get professional experience and advice, and that you’ll get a quality generator.
What do you need to run?
Everyone’s needs are different. Some people just want to make sure the lights stay on and the food in the fridge stays cold. Others need to also power electronics, like those who work from home and need their computer, or have someone in the home that uses medical devices such as oxygen, home dialysis or electric-powered wheelchairs or scooters.
According to Consumer Reports, these are some rough wattage estimates for common appliances people want to keep on during an outage:

  • Lights: 60 to 600 watts
  • Refrigerator: 600 watts
  • Window air conditioner: 1,000 watts
  • Portable heater: 1,500 watts
  • Sump pump: 750 to 1,500 watts
  • Computer: 60 to 600 watts

You may have other equipment. And some appliances use more power when they’re cycling on, so that’s another factor to take into consideration. It’s a good idea to write out a list of what you need to keep running during a power outage. The professionals at LG Jordan can help you make more specific calculations so you choose a generator with enough power to run what you need.
Don’t forget the propane!
Whatever size propane generator you choose, you’re going to need propane. That’s where LG Jordan is your one-stop shop. Not only can we help you choose the right generator, we can install the propane tank for it and deliver the propane!
Let LG Jordan help you protect your North Carolina home with a propane whole-house generator. Contact us today to get started!