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Factors to Consider When Buying a Home Generator

Generators are reliable sources of power—especially when the grid fails you. Whether it’s a commercial or residential property, nobody wants to have their daily life disrupted by a sudden power outage or inadequate power supply.

Moreover, some areas are (literally) off the grid, making generators the only viable power source.

Your life could come to a halt if a power outage happens out of the blue. Your phone will eventually run out of battery, and the water heater, air conditioner, refrigerator, and all other appliances will stop working.


As we approach summer, homeowners are on the hunt for an affordable and reliable power source alternative so they’re prepared for emergencies.

The following are some factors to consider while looking for a home generator:

The Type Of Generator

The type of generator you opt for determines its ease of use, amount of power it generates, portability, and cost. Generators also differ based on the kind of fuel they require; diesel, gasoline, and propane are just some commonly used fuel sources.

Portable generators are the easiest to carry because they are lightweight.

Standby generators run on propane gas or gasoline. They start automatically when the power goes out—which means you don’t need to start them manually.

An inverter generator is the cleanest and quietest of them all. It converts AC current into DC current cyclically. The conversion of the current powers your home or your business.

How Much Power Will It Consume?

The first thing to consider when looking for a generator is your home’s power requirements. The power your generator will require will depend on usage patterns. If you need a home generator to power heavy appliances during a power outage, your generator will require more energy.

Physical Features

Portability, noise, wheels, size, and placement are just some essential factors to consider. You will also need to consider its fuel efficiency to determine its feasibility in the long run.

If you plan to keep your generator outside, pick one that can stand against weathering, moisture, dirt, humidity, and other external factors. You can also protect the generator with a cover.

If you’re looking for a residential generator that can power your home and your appliances, get in touch with us at Generac Superstore. We provide standby, portable, electric, and inverter generators at competitive prices. We also offer generator repair, maintenance, and installation services in Nashville, TN, and Huntsville and Birmingham, AL. You can visit our website or contact us at (855) 880-1880 to learn more about our services.