With hurricane season in full swing, some homebuyers are considering whole-home generators in Houston to prevent long power outages. HomeShowRadio.com interviewed our Memorial project manager, Mike Prejeant, to discuss a generator that was installed in one of our latest homes. Watch the video here.
When homebuyers decide they want a whole-home generator, the generator installer does a load analysis of the home to get an idea of the actual load your home is going to require. The installer will also teach homeowners how to maintain the generator so it will work optimally for years to come.
Our client chose a Kohler liquid cooled generator because this type of generator is quieter than others. When the home loses power, the generator immediately gets to work. Everything is back online in about ten seconds. Plus, the generator can work for weeks at a time, so there is no need to worry about how long it will take for normal power to be restored.
This is the process for how the generator starts working. When the power goes out, the transfer switch will recognize that the utility is out. It will then send a signal to the generator, causing the generator will then start within three seconds. Seven seconds after that, the power will transfer to the generator, and then the home will be powered within ten seconds.
Jamestown Estate Homes has built a number of new homes in Houston with whole-home generators. For more information about building a home with us, call Victoria Hawes at 832-296-1663.