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The best deal on a 20 kW generator in Louisiana

Over the past week, tens of thousands of Louisiana residents felt the sting of severe storms. The large thunderstorms and tornadoes destroyed power lines in St. Martin, New Iberia, St. Landry and Lafayette parishes. To make matters worse, the devastating storm consisted of two parts. Some of the damage happened Monday evening, before a second round of storms swept through the same part of the state Thursday through Friday.

(Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

(Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

If you were one of the many Louisiana homes and businesses that lost power during these storms, you know what an inconvenience this can be. Not only do you risk losing food to spoilage, you probably had to sit and sweat in very warm temperatures in late spring while the food in your refrigerator went south.

Generators are a way of life during storm season in Louisiana

If you live in Louisiana’s hurricane corridor, which is mostly along and south of US 190, you probably have a generator in your home. For most of us, we have the smaller portable units that we can use to turn on a fan or a stove or at least keep the refrigerator from defrosting.

Cynthia Helder

Cynthia Helder

The reason most of us don’t have larger generators usually comes down to cost. But when you consider the value of the money, the inconvenience of lost food, and the lack of comfort, you see the value that having a generator could bring to your home. You may find that the cost of alternative energy is not as high as you initially thought.

Which size generator do I need?

Obviously a larger generator will cost more than one that produces less power, but for your needs you may only need 5,000 watts. A 5,000 watt generator should be enough to power essentials such as lighting, the refrigerator and the freezer.

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

If you increase the generator power to 15,000 watts, you will increase the comfort you can enjoy thanks to your generator. You should be able to run the lights, the refrigerator and freezer, televisions, and yes, your central air conditioning. Naturally, you’ll want to double-check the specific needs of your system before finalizing your generator choice.

How about a 20 kW generator for your Louisiana home?

If a 15,000 watt generator can power all of these items, you should be able to get even more “good” out of a 20 kW unit. The problem with generators that offer that kind of power usually comes with a hefty price tag. But having air conditioning while everyone else is sweating is a feeling that money can’t normally buy.

But luckily for you, we know of an incredible deal on a 20 kW generator that you can get for a fraction of the retail price. The generator in question is a 20 kW Kohler Brand unit. It is supplied by Prime Energy Solutions and has a retail price of $6,750. It looks very similar to the unit we pictured above, but the actual generator may differ in appearance and operation from the generator pictured above.

This generator is being offered as an item in our annual Seize the Deal spring auction. Which means the $6,750 price won’t be what this device sells for. For the majority of our items, the savings are 40% or more. So you can potentially own this generator for $4,000 or less. And you can have it installed and up and running before the next power outage occurs.

Of course, your final price will be determined by the highest bid and there will be additional costs for installation. Read more about the article and what it contains here.

The Seize the Deal Spring Auction is currently live and you can bid on the generator by following this link. Or you can check out the other great items like commercial vehicles, flooring, jewelry, body shops, and auto repairs. A large selection of gun safes, outdoor gear, and hunting and fishing supplies are also offered.

Bidding on the Seize the Deal Spring Auction closes promptly at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 24. Until then, you can bid at your leisure, but savvy auction buyers will set a reminder on their phone just before 7pm on Friday to submit their best bid.

Good luck and happy shopping and remember: you determine the price.

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