How To Choose The Right Generator For Your Home

May 12, 2020

It can be quite frustrating when there’s no power in the house. Especially if you are someone who lives in an extremely cold or extremely hot region, you need the power to maintain the temperature of the house. Unfortunately, we’ve got this major problem of load shedding all around the world. If you are here today thinking about buying a generator, it’s obvious that even you are tired of power outages every now and then.

You want a permanent solution to this problem, and well, there’s nothing as good as buying a generator that can help you. On the other hand, buying a generator is nowhere near similar to buying clothes or any smart gadgets. It’s way more difficult and critical because it’s not just the ease that you’ll be putting at risk, in fact, even your life would be at risk if you buy the wrong generator.

There are several people who die every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning by generators. This is just one risk that we are telling you about. The fact is that there are a lot more things you have to consider when buying one.

Here are some tips that will help you choose the right generator for your home that will bring you the best value for your money;

1- Types of generators

Even if it’s for your home, there are two types of generators that you can choose from. First, there’s this type that’s known as a “home standby generator,” and then there’s the other one, “portable generator”. Keeping in view your requirements and needs, you have to make a wise decision here. The standby generators will cost you more as these are automatic. When the power goes off, you won’t have to worry about anything as it will automatically shift and bring you the power back. As far as the portable ones are concerned, well, they are smaller in size and they cost less. They aren’t automatic, and you have to turn them on and off yourself.

2- The size of generator

You probably already know that you have to consider the size, keeping in view all the space that you have in your house. The size depends on the energy usage of your house. For example, if you are buying predator generators, you’ll come across different sizes of them. This is where it can be a little tricky for you, but all you have to do is to calculate the wattage. Calculate the wattage requirement properly and make sure to include everything from your air conditioners to your electric supplies. When you know the wattage, it gets easier to choose the right size.

3- The extra features

Just like any other machinery, even generators come with extra features. Yes, it’s true that you’ll have to put in more money for added features, but as long as it’s bringing you convenience, it shouldn’t be a problem. There are features like automatic shut down, fuel tracking, enclosure lighting, etc. You have to consider these features if you are ready to spend your money on a quality generator.


Considering these three basic tips will help you find the right generator for your home. Without any doubt, this machine is a blessing for all of us, especially those who suffer from a lot of power outages. There are other things to consider, too, like the warranty duration and the service of the company that you are buying the generator from. However, we’ve mentioned the most important things as they matter the most when you are spending such a massive amount of money.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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