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5 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Generator for Your Home

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by Gail Browser
(London, UK)

Choosing the best generator for your home use needs does not have to be difficult. In order to select the right generator, there are a few things that you will need to understand. You should first take into account how you are planning to use the generator. Do you need it for a long-term solution to provide power in the event of an outage?

Are you planning to only use it for special occasions or to provide power to outdoor events? These are things that you will need to ask yourself prior to selecting a home generator. Here are 5 tips that will help you to choose the right generator for your home no matter what your specific needs.

1. Determine what appliances and/or electronics the generator will power. If you are using the generator to perform home improvement tasks for instance then you should determine what specific power tools will be plugged into it. If you are using your generator to provide you with emergency backup power, you will need to think about what specific items you want powered. You may want to plug in your refrigerator and freezer or range top or you may simply want a television or your home’s lights powered. Think about how you will be using the generator and with what specific items.

2. Determine how long the generator will need to run each time you use it. Some generators are designed to provide you with about two hours of power while others can run all night long. The generator that fits yourhome needs will depend on those needs. If you are using a generator to power an outdoor event for lights or other appliances, you may only need one that runs for a couple of hours. The same rings true if you are using the generator to power your home improvement projects. If however you are planning to get through a power outage you may need one that lasts for a longer period of time.

3. You will need to figure out the size of generator you require. If you are using it for various projects around the home and it will need to be moved from location to location, you will want a smaller model. If you are looking for a home generator to provide power during an outage however, you can opt for a larger size.

4. Remember to think about the power needed for startup when you are selecting the size and power that you will need. Different machines will require different startup power levels. You may want to do a bit of research on different manufacturers to determine which one specifically fits your needs.

5. Think about how much noise you want to hear when running thegenerator. If you are using it for special events like outdoor weddings or family gatherings, you may want to consider a silent running model. There are a number of these available and you can select from a variety of models and sizes. If noise is not an issue then you can choose whatever specific model meets your other requirements.


This article was written by Mather and Stuart, providing the UK with reliable and affordable generators for hire for a number of needs.

Updated: November 9, 2012 — 1:31 am

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