While we don’t usually have to worry about power outages and the likes, but sometimes we do end up facing a power outage. It could be because of the aftermath of a storm, a damaged cable or a problem in the municipal supply end. In these scenarios you end up without any power, which leaves you and your family uncomfortable and inconvenienced. This is where generators step in, now a generator can serve as a backup supply of electricity for your house, keeping things moving along until the actual electricity comes back.
Now getting a standby generator is a good idea, but it isn’t recommended for people who are on a strict budget and live in areas that rarely experiences blackouts. The other alternative happens to be portable generators, but before you start looking up your nearest generator supplier, it is important that you know a few things about them before you make your decision.
- Portable generators can be wheeled around from one place to another, allowing you to store them when they aren’t needed and then take them out and use them in case of a power outage.
- Portable generators require you to manually start them. So, this isn’t really useful if you aren’t home in case of a power outage and your family might be in need of electricity.
- It doesn’t require professional installation and is an affordable option in general.
- If you use your generator rarely, the leftover fuel can “gum up,” which will prevent your generator from starting.
- Portable generators do require regular maintenance and servicing or else they end up running into problems and won’t start when you need them to.
- There are some risks involved. If you end up adding fuel to an already hot generator, there is a risk of an explosion.