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The Benefits of a Home Generator

For anyone who has a business that relies heavily on power (think restaurants with large fridges and freezers holding thousands of dollars’ worth of food), to those who live in regional areas with frequent blackouts, having a generator is simply an essential. However, a generator can be a great back-up for almost anyone, and can come in especially handy for people who enjoy camping or caravanning, and who want to travel with their own power source.

Investing in a Home Generator

When buying a home generator, the first thing to think about is whether a stationary or portable generator is best. A stationary generator switches on automatically when the power goes out, and it can offer more power. However, stationary options do require installation and can cost more to buy. On the other hand, a portable generator, is of course, portable, as well as being cheaper.

A stationary generator can run on natural gas, while a portable generator usually runs on petrol – which can be dangerous to store. Because it runs on petrol, a portable generator must be placed at least five metres from the house – and not in an enclosed space. Be sure to think about how much power is actually needed, and what kind of wattage the generator offers. An inverter generator can also be worth considering, as this provides cleaner power that won’t overheat sensitive electronics.

Look for features, such as an automatic or electric start, an alternative fuel capacity, a fuel gauge and a low oil shutoff – and of course, think about quality. Choose a quality brand that is known for its durability, such as the Yamaha generator. Time to check out the options? Home to everything from air tools to hand tools, stationary generators to portable generators, eBay makes it easy to find the right option at the right price.

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