How To Pick A Home Generator

A Home Generator is a device that converts mechanical energy (coal, gas, oil, wind, or water) into electrical energy.  When choosing a generator consider the type of generator you will need.  There are three types of generators.  These include standby generators, portable, and diesel generators.  They are also available in a variety of sizes ranging from portable to fire engines.

Types of Home Generators

Standby generators are for emergencies such as storms.  Hence, these will provide about 2000W of power.

The portable generators can provide 10kW of power and can go from home to home or place to place.

Diesel generators are used in residential, commercial, industrial, and other types of facilities. The diesel generators provide constant electricity.   Therefore, they are most common in industrial areas and business establishments. There are three types of diesel generators.

* Standard – these are the generators that are available in stores and are cheaper than the other generators. They are small and not suitable for taking anywhere and only useful in areas where the power is constantly available.
* Elite – these are bigger and better than the standby generators.  Therefore they are good for taking to work and homes. They have larger engines and more power than the standby generators and can run for several hours.
* Dura – these generators are the ultimate in power generation.  And they have the largest engines.  You find this type in factories.

Home Generator Manufacturers

There are different manufacturers of generators such as Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, General Electric, and Yamaha. The types of generators are not as important as the brand.  The brands of generators range from economical to high-end and for use in a home or a business setting.

The brand of the generator is a deciding factor as to how people choose their generator. Usually, people like to purchase from a company that is known for its quality and that offers customer support.

Fueling the Home Generator

There are three types of fuel for home generators. The first fuel is gasoline. The second fuel is diesel. And the third fuel is natural gas. When buying generators people need to think of which fuel they will use.

Purchase gas generators before the power go out. People need to take a gas can with them and keep it at home. When the power goes out, people need to push the generator under the stairs and it will start automatically.

Store diesel generators in an open area away from air and water. It should also be away from people. Place the generator in a dry place and away from windows and light if possible.

Natural gas generators are also hard to start if the power is suddenly cut off.  Store these generators in an open area away from light and air.  In addition, keep them in a dry well-ventilated area.