Generator sizing

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by ohio, Sep 2, 2023.

  1. ohio

    ohio New Member

    I have a water furnace 5 series and I was considering a generator, the portable type that I plug in outside my home to a transfer switch. We have intellistart on our Waterfurnace. While the generator is on, currently the ac is running on it. I can read the Instant Energy Monitor and it only reads about 3300 watts (compressor, pump, etc, included in that 3,300 number.)

    If I were to get a generator rated peak 9500 watts and 7500 stated watts. With having all the other breakers in the house turned off, so that the generator is the solo thing running would you think that the generator would be able to handle this?

    What other information would you need to help with this?
  2. SShaw

    SShaw Active Member Forum Leader

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