There are a lot of different factors to consider when choosing the right standby generator for your home. In addition to finding the right size generator for your home and appliances, you will also want to decide between an air-cooled or liquid-cooled model. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each so that you can find the right power solution for your home or business.

Air-Cooled Generators

Air-cooled generators are a popular option since they are able to handle the power demands of most homes. If the power goes out, you will still be able to run essential appliances including air conditioners, refrigerators, and medical equipment. You can even install a model that is capable of powering your entire home so that your life doesn’t have to be disrupted during an outage. 

Another advantage of Generac air-cooled generators is that they all come with Mobile Link technology. This allows you to monitor and control your generator from any device that can connect to the internet or use cellular data. 

Liquid-Cooled Generators

Liquid-cooled generators are typically the best option for larger homes of those located in places that experience extreme heat. These generators use the same technology as automobile air conditioners. As the engine generates heat, a liquid coolant is pumped through the engine to absorb the heat and a fan also works to blow out the heat. This creates a more efficient system that can handle triple-digit temperatures and larger demands for stand-by power.   

If you need to provide power to a commercial operation or large estate, a liquid-cooled generator will be able to provide a higher level of power and reliability. With this option, you will also want to purchase Automatic Transfer Switches, which will automatically turn on the generator when there is an outage. 

While it can feel like there are a lot of options when it comes to residential and commercial generators, the good news is that this means there is a solution that will accommodate all your needs. If you need additional help choosing the right Generac model, call the experts at Alternative Power. We will be able to provide you with the guidance and advice you need.