I too "thought" most new USA homes were 200 amp. But, apparently, things are changing. Anecdotal data: Just sold my wife's 1700 ft2, 10 yr old townhouse - 125 amp panel. My buddy and I are having whole house generators installed. His home is approx 2400 sq ft, built about 7 yrs ago, while mine is about 2750 sq ft, built in 2013. Both are built in the Houston suburbs by nationally known builders. Both houses have one central A/C, 2 fridges, electric ovens, and both laundry rooms have hookups for both gas & electric dryers. His house is 125 amp, mine is 150. Like you stated, we both assumed we had 200 amp when we started talking about gensets. Interesting finding when we had tech reps out to assess what size generator - all 3 said fridges are a minor load these days compared to the old days - guess they are much more efficient and much less drain. They really only focused on A/C size, pool pumps, oven and dryer. Based on all that, we are each getting 16 kw units.
Edited by Suenmark98 (05/18/17 10:38 AM)
I've got CDO - it's the same as OCD, but the letters are in order THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE!!