Q: Dear Ed, I have a small vacation cabin that I close up every year. However, this year I'm excited to be adding a permanently installed residential generator so I can keep the cabin open all year! Even though it will be a smart investment, I am on a budget. Do they make smaller residential standby generators? I really don't want to oversize this job and my budget with a normal-size house generator.
A: I start receiving a lot of questions about standby generators in the spring. Also, in the news you soon may hear that it was 10 years ago that Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. This will also remind us about the importance of installing residential standby generators.