This allows home appliances like lighting, refrigerators, heaters, air conditioners, ovens, microwaves, kettles or washers to work despite a lack of electricity. Larger home generators can be very useful in cases of emergency or extreme power cuts when electricity is not available for more than one evening, as certain generators can run for days.
Further benefits of owning a home generator include the continuation of electrical security systems, such as alarms, electric fencing or beams, during a blackout.
Generators also protect the home from voltage surges and fluctuations that are common when power is returning to the circuit. Finally, home generators also give homeowners peace of mind by providing a way for the family home to continue functioning.
Home generators are available with different types of generator fuel. The most common options are natural gas or propane, which are highly reliable fuel sources. Natural gas and propane are colourless, nontoxic and tasteless, so use of them by your generator will not cause any unpleasant side effects. Both types of fuel are also affordable and are long-lasting, which means that lengthy gaps in time between generator use will not result in homeowners needing to buy new stocks because fuel has gone ‘off.’
Consider investing in a home generator if you work from home and need constant connection to the Internet and connection to clients, or if family members rely on home medical equipment that needs power to function.