Carbon12 wrote:Yes Sir, our Keystoker boilers sure do impress! Longest mine has kept burning without power that I've tested is 90 minutes. I wonder how large a battery bank of deep cycle batteries you'd need to give any meaningful burn time to the boiler? Probably lots of batteries costing lots of $$$. Really need to look into a whole house generator with automatic cut in. I wouldn't want to power the whole house but the boiler, air handler, well pump and some lights and the microwave and refrigerator would be nice.
When we had our whole house generator installed, I too had the choice of different packages. I chose to power the whole place, including central air. Since then, we've had many power outages. We go on living as if never loosing power. I recommend powering the whole house. Yes, it's more expensive. But you'll never regret it. A friend of mine owns an electrical company. He highly recommended http://www.homepowersystems.net/Contact ... terNY.aspx
for the job. Says of all the places he's been to, this company does a nice neat job. Some of the nicest jobs he has seen. So I took his advice. I have to say, I'm very satisfied with the entire experience. In case anyone wonders why my electrical contractor friend didn't do the job, it's because he is always backed up, and busy. I offered the job to him first.