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What size generator is most commonly installed to power the essential circuits of a 1,500 square foot house?

5-10 kW
11%
10-15 kW
27%
15-20 kW
38%
20-25 kW
11%
Not sure
11%
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Question: What size generator is most commonly installed to power the essential circuits of a 1,500 square foot house?
Top Answer (38% of 18 votes): 15-20 kW.

Answer: Not sure
Explanation: That depends on the loads chosen to backup.
ElectriTech, Inc.
Answer: 15-20 kW
Explanation: For a whole house generator I would install at least 15 KW with load sheding equipment
Roche Electric & Consulting
Answer: 10-15 kW
Explanation: In a typical 1500 square-foot home the common size of a generator is between 12 and 15 KW if a Central air condition system is Inc. If a home is equipped with window air-conditioning units a small generator can be used these are variable factors and are based on a one-on-one consultation.
Power Now Solutions , Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 15-20 kW
Explanation: Around 75 amps will keep you comfortable and go about almost normal activity
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: 15-20 kW
Explanation: Sometimes smaller if most of the house is powered by gas, like the oven, hot water, furnace, etc.
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: cannot go by sq feet need to know exact load being used
GREEN ELECTRIC
ProMatcher
Answer: 15-20 kW
Explanation: Depends on the central air conditioning unit(s) that sizes the generator
Mohrmann Electric Co.Inc.
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