My wife and I are building a house. Its in an area that is prone to more frequent power outages then usual. A co-worker of mine, when building his home, inquired about putting in a secondary/sub panel that would be power by a back up generator during power outages. He wanted to hook up his GeoT system to it. (I do not know what system he had installed) But, discovered that the initial draw to start the system, was more then your standard gas powered generator could handle.
So, my wife and I, earlier today, sat down with our electrician. We ran the idea by him (Sub panel, generator, GeoT) and he thinks that its do able.
My question is: (System info below) Can anyone here tell me how much the system draws when it initially fires up?
WaterFurnace NDV038A111NTL Dual Capacity Envision Unit
40 Gallon Preheater Tank
VanEE 1001 Gold Series Heat Recovery Ventilator
If you need more information, I can try to find it for you. I am pulling the info above from the quote given to my builder.