Power Up When a Power Generator is out
Everybody knows someone with a generator in their house. So many times, in your neighbourhood has the power gone out and someone asks you about a neighbour cranking his generator? Either that or during a power outage you hear generator engines running in the city. Long Island Emergency Power is one of the authority sites on this topic.
What a convenience it must be for these magical machine’s lucky owners to run their appliances with their lights on while you’re trying to read a candlelight book! Let your refrigerator and freezer bumble along while you’re frenzied in search of some store that may let any ice left to keep your food frozen!
Yeah, home generators make life much more pleasant and relaxed when power goes out, but when it comes to the operation and safety of these appliances, there are certain rules to follow.
Your simple generator for your home
Most generators run on standard diesel, propane, or gasoline. The amount of electricity a generator will generate depends on wattage (the more wattage a generator generates, the more “juice” your electrical devices and appliances can get). A 15,000-17,000-watt generator will provide electricity to most of your house.
Of course, you are looking at a wide variety of price tags depending on the size of the generator you need; at least a few thousand dollars would run on a good generator that is strong enough to keep much of your home running.
Try to keep your generator under some sort of cover (but not within a closed building!) to keep it under adverse weather conditions as dry as possible. Typically, the more reliable lawn mower repair shops or related machinery repair companies can provide generator maintenance and engine repair if the engine does suffer technical difficulties.
The Catch Up
The easiest way to place your generator on a cement slab is to have a flat area outside your home or outbuilding. You can attach the generator to your home electrical panel and existing cabling, or you can run your appliances directly connected to the generator via extension cords.