Things to Know Before Buying a Generator

Living in today’s world is not for the faint of heart. There’s always the potential for turbulent thunderstorms, lightning, and possibly a heart-wrenching tornado. While these events may not occur every day, we should always be well aware of the possibility of life-disrupting power outages that usually come in the wake of these events.

Planning for this inevitability is essential. However, with the right generator, you needn’t worry because all of your appliances and devices will continue to function whether you have power or not.

Before you make a purchase, there are a few things you should know so you can get the right one to meet your unique needs. Here are just a few tips to keep in mind.

What Energy Source is Available

You’re probably aware that generators are not all the same. Today, you can find generators that burn all types of fuels.

Before you make a purchase, find out what fuels are available where you live. While these resources may be plentiful, some areas will give you more access to certain fuels than others. 

Bi/Tri-Fuel: Bi/tri-fuel generators offer the versatility that comes with using multiple fuel types. They can burn propane, gas, diesel, and solar, so you are ready for nearly every possibility.

Propane: Propane generators aren’t meant to power your whole house but are commonly used for smaller appliances when they are needed. However, you can safely store propane for an extremely long time without any risk of degrading.


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