Can a generator run a cental air unit?

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While most modern central air systems DONT require much power you should be careful that the generator that you use puts out a clean 60hz sine wave or at least modifed sine wave. Basically you should use a generator that is safe to run a computer on. Other than that a residential unit should draw less than 15amps on start and 1500w+/_ so I would say figure for 2000w to be safe

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