From the great region of the country that gave us rock, blues, country, dubstep, and Tejano music origins, not to mention the space program, horns mounted on pickup trucks, and Gilley's (everywhere, now) comes the newest invention and innovation, the Home generator that cools and heats! . A generator that not only heats the house, it acts as it's very own hvac house cooler! And it does all this with aplomb-bob beaucoup energy efficiency! Eureka!
If you've ever had a friend put in a generator after a brief power outage to keep their teenage family happy, you know what I'm talking about. Gas, LP, oil, diesel, or gasoline fueled generators are the biggest status symbol, and the worst employment of home energy dollars you can imagine. In the mind of some crazy real estate agent, the above 36 killowatter has been rigged to provide heat and cooling hvac to an entire gigundo Houston home! Only in Texas.
For those of us aspiring to live off the grid, here's the answer: How to Generate Your Own Electricity . If you actually read the link, you'll find out that:
If you do happen to purchase or borrow a small portable generator, please watch out for safety.
If you try to power too many appliances it will trip the generator's circuit breakers, causing power loss. Be sure what you're powering is within the generator's rated wattage; most transfer switches, if you have one, will make that easier by showing wattage levels.
Please remember to protect yourself against carbon monoxide poisoning[most people will confuse with carbon dioxide, for some odd reason], which kills about 86 people each year--and sends thousands more to the emergency room. Run any generator outdoors and away from the house, far from doors, windows, and anywhere else air enters the house. Never run a generator in a basement or garage; even with the garage door open, it endangers people inside the house.