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Buying a Kohler Generator for Home or Business, FAQs - Wareham, MA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Q. What size generator do I need for my house?
A. For a detailed estimate, contact South Shore Generator, your local KOHLER Generators dealer. We can analyze your home's electrical load and specify and install your generator system.

Q. What is the difference between RESAL and RESA generators?
A. RESAL generators come with a transfer switch. RESA generators come with a controller that offers access to advanced settings; a transfer switch is purchased separately.

Q. Can I install my KOHLER generator myself?
A. Kohler recommends that you choose a expert to install your generator.

Q. How do I learn about local installation codes?
A. Code requirements for installing standby generator systems vary. That's why we recommend having a factory-authorized dealer install your system, since we are familiar with local codes. We make sure the generator is properly sized and avoid code issues with local inspectors.

Q. What size transfer switch is best for my generator?
A. It's a good idea to have South Shore Generator perform an onsite analysis to determine which generator and transfer switch offer the best solution for your home.

Q. What is the difference between a transfer switch that's rated for a service entrance and one that's rated for a non-service entrance?
A. A service-entry-rated switch comes equipped with a main-line disconnect breaker built into the transfer switch. This is a nationwide code requirement when the transfer switch is wired directly into the incoming main power line for whole-house power. A non-service-entry-rated switch requires the addition of a disconnect breaker at the jobsite. The service-entry-rated switch saves you time and money during the installation process.

For more information, contact South Shore Generator.



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