Generators For Home Use - Portable Peace of Mind
ETQ Portable Generator with Electric Start
In most American households today electricity is an essential source of power. We rely heavily on a staggering
number of domestic appliances in every room in our homes. However the forces of nature sometimes cause us to
lose our power supply for extended periods of time and we find living without it increasingly difficult. This
explains why more and more families in the U.S. are investing in generators for home
The time when most people realise just how much they rely on their electricity supply is the moment when it is
suddenly cut off. So many things you take for granted are out of use from the kettle to the air
conditioning. Losing power for a couple of hours is a minor inconvenience but outages of several hours,
days or in extreme cases weeks, is a major problem which no -one wants to face.
For some families power failures are infrequent, short and require no more than a few candles and a box of
matches. However a significant proportion of the population, particularly those living is certain areas, is at
risk of severe disruption all too often.
Benefits of Installing Generators For Home Use
As well as being highly inconvenient the loss of your electricity supply can also prove both costly and a
potential risk to your family's safety.
The food in your fridge and freezer is likely to be worth hundreds of dollars, particularly if you are a larger
family or need to store a lot of food due to living in a remote area. An extended power outage will be costly not
only in terms of the value of the food itself but also in that you may be unable to easily obtain replacement
supplies if the weather makes travelling hazardous.
Facing an electricity blackout with young children is not a pleasant experience and can be a real safety issue.
Obviously accidents are far more likely if you have no lighting plus young children often find the experience
frightening. Being without heating or air conditioning may also be extremely uncomfortable depending on the
prevailing weather conditions. If you have a young baby or an older person in the house it can even pose a health
Families who have installed generators for home use can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that
almost immediate back up is available and that life will carry on pretty much as usual.
Types Of Generators For Home Use
There are a number of options available to you if you are interested in the benefits of home generators. As they
do represent a moderate investment it is essential to know exactly what you need before you make a purchase.
The size of your home and whether you want your generator to run just the essentials or power up the whole house
are the two most important questions. It is possible to get everything from a small model to run your TV right up
to a standby generator which will literally power everything in your home and start itself automatically as soon as
the power goes down.
It is usually advisable to go for something a little bigger than you think you will need. This is so that you
will have enough capacity should you add additional appliances or if you have an outage of greater than usual
duration. You should also take note of the start up output (or surge output) as well as the continuous or rated
output as household appliances need more power when they first start up than once they are running. Most generators
have a higher surge output to cope with this.
One of the best ways to assess whether a particular home generator is suitable for you is to read what others
who are already using have to say. This way to get to read about any negative points as well as the great features
the manufacturers want you to read about! Not all generators are the same and it is as well to know arm yourself
with a decent amount of knowledge before you try to choose one.
Each of the generators for home use we feature on our site have been reviewed by people who have
already used them in their homes and you can read these reviews by clicking on the product link or the picture.
Even the top rated products may have some minor faults and it is as well to know what they are, even if they will
not be an issue for you.