Generator Suggestion Utility

Not all generators are approved for use in all locations. California and Canada have specific emissions requirements that must be met by the manufacturer in order for the generator to be legal to use in that state. To begin, please select your location.

Now use the table below to select the appliances and devices that you would consider essential in the case of a power outtage. Rated Watts is the wattage used while the unit is running, Surge Watts is the wattage used when the unit initially starts up.

Heating Rated Watts Surge Watts
Oil Furnace 875 2300
Electric Furnace 10000 15000
Gas Furnace 450 600
Electric Hot Water Heater 4000 4000
Gas Hot Water Heater 450 600
Electric Heat Square Footage* 10 10
Cooling Rated Watts Surge Watts
Dehumidifier 650 800
Attic Fan 300 900
Table Fan 800 2000
Window AC Unit (5k-7k BTU) 500 1000
Window AC Unit (7K-10K BTU) 900 1800
Window AC Unit (10K-15K BTU) 1440 2800
Central Air (3 TON) 1500 4500
Central Air (4 TON) 3800 11400
Central Air (5 TON) 6000 18000
Kitchen Rated Watts Surge Watts
Refrigerator (1/4 HP) 500 1000
Freezer (1/4 HP) 600 1200
Microwave 800 800
Blender 300 600
Coffee Maker 1500 1500
Electric Range (1 element) 1500 1500
Toaster (2-slice) 1000 1600
Dishwasher (Hot Dry) 1500 3000
Electric Oven 3410 3410
Essentials Rated Watts Surge Watts
Standard Light Bulbs 75 75
Fluorescent Light Bulbs 40 40
Deep Well Pump 2500 4500
Shallow/Jet Style Well Pump 1500 3000
Sump Pump 1/2 hp 750 1500
Sump Pump 1 hp 1500 3000
Sump Pump 3 hp 4500 9000
Sewage Pump 1 hp 1500 3000
Home Office Rated Watts Surge Watts
Computer System (CPU, Monitor) 250 250
Laptop 80 80
Laser Printer 480 480
Inkjet Printer 25 25
CD Player 100 100
DVD-VCR Player 100 100
Radio 100 100
TV Flat Screen 46" LCD 180 180
TV 19" Color/Monitor 160 160
TV 25" Color 300 300
Cable Box 60 60
Satellite Dish 100 100
Xbox 170 170
Stereo Receiver 420 420
Laundry Room Rated Watts Surge Watts
Iron 1200 1200
Washing Machine 1150 3400
Gas Clothes Dryer 700 2500
Electric Clothes Dryer 5400 6750
Communications Rated Watts Surge Watts
Cordless Phone 3 3
Clock Radio 100 100
Miscellaneous Rated Watts Surge Watts
Security System 500 500
Deep Freezer 500 1000
Hair Dryer 1200 1500
Garage Door Opener (1/3 HP) 750 750
Electric Blanket 400 400
Space Heater 1800 1800
Electric Motors Rated Watts Surge Watts
1/6 HP Motor 300 600
1/4 HP Motor 400 800
1/3 HP Motor 475 950
1/2 HP Motor 650 1300
3/4 HP Motor 900 1800
1 HP Motor 1000 2000
1-1/2 HP Motor 1700 4800
2 HP Motor 2000 4000
3 HP Motor 3200 6400
5 HP Motor 5000 10000

*Enter the amount of square footage you are looking to heat. It may be the whole house or just one room.

Minimum Recommended Generator Wattage: 0 kW

Your portable generator recommendations:

Model Electric Start Run Time (50% Load) Price
Select some appliances to run above, and your recommended portable generators will appear here.
Couldn't find any portable generators for your wattage requirements!
Generac GP15000E Yes 10 Hours $2,399.00
Generac GP17500E Yes 10 Hours $2,699.00
Generac XG8000E Yes 10 Hours $1,369.00
Generac GP3250 No 14.5 Hours $479.00
Generac iX800 No 3.6 Hours $319.00
Generac iX1600 No 4.9 Hours $479.00
Generac iX2000 No 4.9 Hours $589.00
Generac XG6500 No 13 Hours $1,059.00
Generac XG7000E Yes 12 Hours $1,269.00
Generac XG10000E Yes 10 Hours $2,099.00
Generac iX1400 Yes 5 Hours $499.00
Generac XG7000E Yes 12 Hours $1,319.00
Generac XG8000E Yes 10 Hours $1,479.00
Generac XG8000E Yes 10 Hours $1,419.00
Generac XP4000 No 9.5 Hours $1,639.00
Generac XP6500E Yes 11 Hours $2,039.00
Generac XP8000E Yes 10 Hours $2,449.00
Generac XP10000E Yes 9 Hours $3,059.00
Generac XP4000 No 9.5 Hours $1,739.00
Generac XP6500E Yes 11 Hours $2,149.00
Generac XP8000E Yes 10 Hours $2,549.00
Generac GP5500 No 10 Hours $689.00
Generac GP6500 No 10 Hours $799.00
Generac GP6500E Yes 10 Hours $899.00
Generac GP7500E Yes 12 Hours $999.00
Generac GP6500 No 10 Hours $899.00
Generac GP7500E Yes 12 Hours $1,059.00
Generac GP3250 No 9.7 Hours $439.00
Generac LP3250 No 9 Hours (20lb. LP Tank) $609.00

Your standby generator recommendations:

Model Voltage Phase Fuel Type LP Fuel Consumption NG Fuel Consumption Price
Select some appliances to run above, and your recommended standby generators will appear here.
Couldn't find any standby generators for your wattage requirements!
Generac 5837 120/240V Single LP/NG 1.02 gallons/hr 83 ft3/hr $1,863.00
Generac 5870 120/240V Single LP/NG 1.68 gallons/hr 139 ft3/hr $2,204.00
Generac 5871 120/240V Single LP/NG 1.93 gallons/hr 156 ft3/hr $2,792.00
Generac 5872 120/240V Single LP/NG 2.30 gallons/hr 220 ft3/hr $3,292.00
Generac 5873 120/240V Single LP/NG 2.30 gallons/hr 220 ft3/hr $3,694.00
Generac 5875 120/240V Single LP/NG 1.89 gallons/hr 206 ft3/hr $4,497.00
Generac 6051 120/240V Single LP/NG 1.25 gallons/hr 102 ft3/hr $2,939.00
Generac 6052 120/240V Single LP/NG 1.56 gallons/hr 156 ft3/hr $3,429.00
Generac 6053 120/240V Single LP/NG 1.61 gallons/hr 183 ft3/hr $4,213.00
Generac QT02224ANAX 120/240V Single LP/NG 2.0 gallons/hr 190 ft3/hr $8,731.00
Generac QT02224GNAX 120/208V 3-Phase LP/NG 2.0 gallons/hr 190 ft3/hr $8,731.00
Generac QT02224JNAX 120/240V 3-Phase LP/NG 2.0 gallons/hr 190 ft3/hr $8,731.00
Generac QT02515ANSX 120/240V Single LP/NG 3.3 gallons/hr 297 ft3/hr $8,321.00
Generac QT02515GNSX 120/208V 3-Phase LP/NG 3.3 gallons/hr 297 ft3/hr $8,321.00
Generac QT02515JNSX 120/240V 3-Phase LP/NG 3.3 gallons/hr 297 ft3/hr $8,321.00
Generac QT02724ANAX 120/240V Single LP/NG 2.2 gallons/hr 197 ft3/hr $10,279.00
Generac QT02724GNAX 120/208V 3-Phase LP/NG 2.2 gallons/hr 197 ft3/hr $10,279.00
Generac QT02724JNAX 120/240V 3-Phase LP/NG 2.2 gallons/hr 197 ft3/hr $10,279.00
Generac QT03015ANSX 120/240V Single LP/NG 3.5 gallons/hr 320 ft3/hr $9,280.00
Generac QT03015GNSX 120/208V 3-Phase LP/NG 3.5 gallons/hr 320 ft3/hr $9,280.00
Generac QT03624ANAX 120/240V Single LP/NG 3 gallons/hr 282 ft3/hr $11,328.00
Generac QT03624GNAX 120/208V 3-Phase LP/NG 3 gallons/hr 282 ft3/hr $11,328.00
Generac QT03624JNAX 120/240V 3-Phase LP/NG 3 gallons/hr 282 ft3/hr $11,328.00
Generac QT03624KNAX 277/480V 3-Phase LP/NG 3 gallons/hr 282 ft3/hr $11,328.00
Generac QT04524ANSC 120/240V Single LP/NG 4.07 gallons/hr 373 ft3/hr $13,768.00
Generac QT04524ANSX 120/240V Single LP/NG 4.07 gallons/hr 373 ft3/hr $12,131.00
Generac QT04524GNSX 120/208V 3-Phase LP/NG 4.07 gallons/hr 373 ft3/hr $12,131.00
Generac QT04524JNSX 120/240V 3-Phase LP/NG 4.07 gallons/hr 373 ft3/hr $12,131.00
Generac QT04524KNSC 277/480V 3-Phase LP/NG 4.07 gallons/hr 373 ft3/hr $13,768.00
Generac QT04524KNSX 277/480V 3-Phase LP/NG 4.07 gallons/hr 373 ft3/hr $12,131.00
Generac QT04854ANAC 120/240V Single LP/NG 4.14 gallons/hr 392 ft3/hr $15,767.00
Generac QT04854ANAX 120/240V Single LP/NG 4.14 gallons/hr 392 ft3/hr $14,415.00
Generac QT04854GNAX 120/208V 3-Phase LP/NG 4.14 gallons/hr 392 ft3/hr $14,415.00
Generac QT04854JNAX 120/240V 3-Phase LP/NG 4.14 gallons/hr 392 ft3/hr $14,415.00
Generac QT04854KNAX 277/480V 3-Phase LP/NG 4.14 gallons/hr 392 ft3/hr $14,415.00
Generac QT06024ANAX 120/240V Single NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $16,365.00
Generac QT06024ANSX 120/240V Single NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $15,414.00
Generac QT06024AVAX 120/240V Single LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $16,365.00
Generac QT06024AVSX 120/240V Single LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $15,414.00
Generac QT06024GNAX 120/208V 3-Phase NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $16,365.00
Generac QT06024GNSX 120/208V 3-Phase NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $15,414.00
Generac QT06024GVAX 120/208V 3-Phase LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $16,365.00
Generac QT06024GVSX 120/208V 3-Phase LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $15,414.00
Generac QT06024JNAX 120/240V 3-Phase NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $16,365.00
Generac QT06024JNSX 120/240V 3-Phase NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $15,414.00
Generac QT06024JVAX 120/240V 3-Phase LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $16,365.00
Generac QT06024JVSX 120/240V 3-Phase LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $15,414.00
Generac QT06024KNAX 277/480V 3-Phase NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $16,365.00
Generac QT06024KNSX 277/480V 3-Phase NG N/A 483 ft3/hr $15,414.00
Generac QT06024KVAX 277/480V 3-Phase LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $16,365.00
Generac QT06024KVSX 277/480V 3-Phase LP 5 gallons/hr N/A $15,414.00

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