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How To Choose The Best Generators For Home Use

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It depends a lot on what you are looking for when searching for the right generator for home use. For some, it simply means a small backup source for such things as lights, small appliances, etc.

A small portable generator will work just fine for the small scale stuff.

For others it means a generator big enough to power their entire home.

So how do we choose what size generator to get?

If you plan to run your whole house, then you will want to either purchase a bigger unit or perhaps look into building a solar or wind generator according to what you need.

As a child growing up we did not have alectricity but we used a small generator to run things like washers, lights and small appliances and it worked just fine.

Be careful, however, what size generator you plug something bigger like a vacuum cleaner into!

I have blown vacuum cleaners by plugging them into too small of a power source.

For the bigger appliances or for operating shop tools, etc, we had a noisy diesel generator out in a building that could power anything you could ever dream of putting into your home!

Build Your Own Generator for Home Use

You can find all kinds of guides and programs to help you build a solar / wind system to power your home.

If you CAN build your own solar or wind system, it will be your best option, BY FAR as a means for long term re-usable energy.

Propane is another way you run your appliances and there are also propane generators for home power available.

Propane is easier to store than regular gas when looking at generators as you can store enough to last for several years without the hassle of evaporation.

The Amish have lived off the grid for centuries and while they do use wind energy for power, one of their main sources for energy has always been propane.

You can power everything from heating to lights and dryers, stoves and fridges with propane.

Small Portable Generator for Backup Power

If you are simply looking for a simple backup generator for home use sort of thing, than a 1500 or 8000 watt is all you need.

Don’t forget about storing fuel for you generator. Which is why you might want to look at propane or diesel as it stores so much better than regular gas.

While our MAIN concern should be to make sure we have enough food stockpiled, safe drinking water etc for our families, there is no doubt about it that having SOME sort of a small generator for home makes anyone feel better and more prepared!

Before purchasing a generator for home use, you will want to visit Viola Bontrager’s site to research more Emergency Energy Options .

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