TOM: Before a power outage puts your home and life on standby, why not install a standby generator? Hi. I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: A standby generator provides backup power for your home through a power outage and you’ll be glad you have one when your home becomes the only one on the block with lights, refrigeration, and other conveniences during that emergency.
LESLIE: Now, the size of the generator you need really depends on how many circuits you want to support. Most average-size homes call for a generator capacity of 12 to 20 kilowatts.
TOM: Also, consider which fuel source is best for your home. A natural gas-powered generator is great for a natural gas-powered home, while a propane-powered generator suits an electric home.
LESLIE: Whatever kind of standby generator you choose, installing one is a high-value home improvement that gives you a great return on investment, as well as peace of mind. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement Tips, visit moneypit.com.