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    generator??

    We have a new geothermal system and need to know how big or what kind of generator to get?

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    the best thing you can do is call an electrician and have him size the generator and transfer switch for the entire load you want to handle on the generator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathypullen View Post
    We have a new geothermal system and need to know how big or what kind of generator to get?
    how much load is in question would be the first unknown you have to find out. ie whats the max amp draw of the system, then what accessories do you run? circularlating pumps? controls? lights? frzr? refrig? hot water? could be done by heat pump.
    If you cant cool it
    HEAT THE Hello out of it

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    You might want to look at a soft start/intellistart module. Most heat pumps, geo or otherwise pull 3-4 times the start amps(also known as LRA) vs the run amps(RLA) an intellistart module will often make the initial start up amps only 1.2 times the run amps so you can size your generator smaller.
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