Home Standby Generator Systems

How to Combine a Standby Generator and Transfer Switch

By  | Generator Product Expert

Once you know how many amps are required for your electrical panel, you should also know how many kilowatts your standby generator needs to start your central air conditioner.

And, finally, you should have a basic grasp of the different automatic transfer systems available. Now, we just need to blend all three together. To make things simple, use the chart below to pick a home standby generator system.

For example, you have 200-amp service and want to power your central air conditioner and mission critical appliances, we recommend:

Standby Generator = Generac Guardian 20kW
Automatic Transfer Switch = 200A Service Entrance + AC Shedding


Portable Alternative
  • Automatic vs Manual
  • Natural Gas or Propane
  • Lowest Cost Possible
Mission Critical
  • No Central AC
  • Refrigerator, Sump, Lights, Furnaces, etc.
Whole House
  • Power Everything
  • Peace of Mind
  • Transfer Switch Sold Separately
Portable Alternative
  • Automatic vs Manual
  • Natural Gas or Propane
  • Lowest Cost Possible
Mission Critical
  • No Central AC
  • Refrigerator, Sump, Lights, Furnaces, etc.
Air Conditioning Plus
  • 4-Ton Central AC
  • Mission Critical Appliances
Whole House
  • Power Everything
  • Best Peace of Mind
  • Transfer Switch Sold Separately

 
 

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