How Much Power Does
Your Home Need in An Outage?

Your home’s size, along with the specific equipment your family needs in order to be safe and comfortable during a power outage, are key factors in selecting the right generator for your home.

Consider the following…



Square Footage

Generally, the bigger the home, the more powerful the generator required to keep things running. This is largely due to heating, air conditioning and lighting needs, which tend to grow in keeping with a home’s square footage. Larger homes also tend to have more individual electronics within.


Major appliances like refrigerators and HVAC systems require large amounts of power, but are vital during an outage. Smaller systems, such as sump pumps and well pumps, should also remain powered to protect against flooding or water loss. Then, of course, there are the conveniences we’ve come to rely on: TVs, computers, microwave, etc. All these items should be accounted for when estimating your home power needs.

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Noise Tolerance

Nobody likes being kept awake by the rumbling of a noisy generator. Cummins QuietConnect generators are among the quietest standby power solutions on the market, allowing your family to enjoy peace and quiet while giving you peace of mind.

Digital Management

Being able to remotely monitor your generator via computer or mobile device ensures your generator is ready when you need it most. Unlike other standby generators, Cummins builds digital management directly into our QuietConnect and PowerConnect generators.




Beyond your home generator, Cummins offers a wide range of accessories to help you reduce the cost of powering your home in an emergency.

The easy-to-install Cummins Load Management Kit allows your generator to automatically connect or disconnect based on power demand. This smart technology can allow you to downsize your power generation needs and save money during every power outage.