How Long Can a Whole Home Generator Run?
September 01, 2023
Multiple factors can affect how long your whole home generator runs. Here are a few things you should be aware of that can determine the run time of your whole home generator:
How long will my whole home generator’s fuel last?
Whole home generators are either run by tapping into your home’s natural gas line or off of an external fuel tank. If your whole home generator is tapped into a natural gas line, it will run as long as the gas line is on and undamaged. However, if you are using a propane or diesel tank to run your whole house generator the run time of your whole home generator is based on tank size. Based on past experience, for a 20 KW generator and a 500-gallon tank, the average run time of a generator is 4 – 9 days. For a 20 KW generator and a 1,000 gallon tank, the average run time of a generator is 8 – 16 days. However, there are many variables that will affect the run time of a generator.
What’s the lifespan of a whole home generator?
With a large tank or natural gas line running your whole home generator, the chances are incredibly low that you’ll run out of fuel during the time it is kicked on. However, how much usage can your whole home generator take? While this is dependent on the quality of the whole home generator you buy, top-of-the-line generators like Kohler Generators have a lifespan of between 1,500 to 3,000 hours.
How long is a whole home generator guaranteed to run?
Kohler Generators are covered by a 5-year or 2,000 operating hour warrant. Additionally, you can upgrade your warranty to cover parts, labor, and more for 10 years. You can learn more about warranty options for your whole home generator during a free installation consultation from Empowered Global.
If you have any other questions about whole home generator run times, reach out to Empowered Global. Empowered Global is a family-owned and operated, certified Kohler generator installer in Southwest Florida. We look forward to helping you determine the best generator solution for your family’s needs.