Generator Options  

 

    Yes you can operate your geothermal system on a generator. Of course you need a generator that has a high enough output to operate both the system and your essential appliances in your home at the same time when needed.  Below is a list of options that can handle both. Keep in mind that a generator should not be operated at full capacity for long periods of time as this will shorten its life. Estimates are for outside standby generators permanently mounted in place. Generators will be Guardian brand unless other wise note on the estimate.

                                    

Unit size

Output capacity

Enclosure

Material

Total Installed cost  *

 

(For basic installation)   

Size of Geothermal unit it will operate and your home

 14 KW with 14 circuit load center

    58 amps @ 240V

 

   116 amps @ 120V

        steel

   $5,750.00

      up to 3 ton

 14 KW with 200 amp automatic transfer switch

    58 amps @ 240V

 

   116 amps @ 120V

        steel

   $6,750.00

      up to 3 ton

 17 KW with 16 circuit load center

    71 amps @ 240V

 

   142 amps @ 120V

     steel  or

 

    aluminum

   $6,550.00

 

   $7,250.00

     4 or 5 ton

 17 KW with 200 amp automatic transfer switch

   71 amps @ 240V

 

  142 amps @ 120V

     steel or

 

    aluminum

    $6,500.00

 

    $7,900.00

     4 or 5 ton

  20 KW with 200 amp automatic transfer switch

   83 amps @ 240V

 

  166 amps @ 120V

   aluminum

    $8,300.00

       6 ton

  

  * Prices are estimates. Individual circumstances may require additional costs. Information is based on using propane fuel.  Split meter systems will require additional cost on individual bases.