Hello everyone. I am in Georgia (not Atlanta), but a small town south of Augusta. We don't get much winter weather here at all, but an ice storm is barreling down on us. We are expecting anywhere from 1" to 2 1/2" inches of freezing rain in a couple of hours.
I have never had a need for a generator before, but I borrowed a 3,500 watt from a friend today. My question for those of you that have been in this situation before is what all can I power with this size generator?
I have already been told NOT to power the fridges etc. so I am not going to. I would like to power at least one Directv receiver and at least one 42 inch tv. I don't know the wattage of the receiver or the tv, but on the small 20 inch flat screen in the kitchen I found a tag stating 45 watts. If that is accurate I should be fine I think. I have gas logs in one room so I can heat a small portion of the house. I would also like to use a small electric heater that is 1,500 watts. My microwave is 1,200 watts,
I think I will be fine as long as I stay under 3,000 to 3,200 watts, but I want to hear it from those of you that have been there!
Louisville, GA - 2 Large BGE's