Know About Gas Generators For Your Home Before You Buy
Here are products and information that will help guide your buying and selection decisions for a residential gas generator.
Most people have questions that need answers: “Can I run a generator safely at night?” “Will my generator need to stop periodically for a break?” “Where is the best place to buy a generator?” And there are many more issues to consider before you operate the best generator for your home.
When it comes to protecting your home, possessions and supplies (including food in the refrigerator) with backup electricity during an emergency, cheap is not as important as best. Honda generators, for example, are not cheap, but they also may not the best option for your residential situation.
Lighting, security systems, monitoring devices and electronic gear you depend on (such as computers) need to be kept “On” with adequate electricity. In my opinion, it is critical to think out what your wattage and backup power needs will be before the storm or earthquake hits. Buying the right gas generators for your home will make you secure and happy in the long run.
- Home Backup GeneratorsGet a quick overview of home backup generators with this video from Consumer Reports research labs.
- Small Portable Generators (2K - 4K watts)Small portable generators are probably the most commonly used to provide backup electricity and emergency power.
- Midsized Portable Generators (4.5k - 7K watts)Midsized portable generators are larger machines used for bigger projects and electrical needs.
- Large Portable Generators (8k - 10k watts)Large portable generators are not a used as gensets in other categories.
- Home Stationary Generators (6k to 12k watts)Home stationary generators provide all the electricity you need in a backup generator.
- Portable Home Generator SafetySafety For Portable Home Generators reduces potential electrical shock and fire hazards.
- Diesel Portable GeneratorsMidsized portable generators is the category of home backup generators that introduces other kinds of fuels including propane, natural gas and diesel.
- Disaster SurvivalDisaster and Emergency Survival means providing for your own food and water and other supplies including medical, gasoline, electricity, sewage treatment and communication modality such as telephones and computers.
- Portable Generator AccessoriesI consider these the "must have" items. Certainly, other accessory pieces will be added as you continue to develop your backup electrical system and provide reserve power for emergency situations.
- Troubleshoot and Repair Portable GeneratorsYou bought your portable generator so that it would provide electricity for your home and your family in times of emergency or disaster.
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