Portable Gas Generators
There are many different types of portable gas generators on the market. Currently 3 companies dominate the market selling diesel, multi-fuel, propane, gas and natural gas generators; Honda, Briggs & Stratton and Coleman. The generators can go just about anywhere you need them to go and are perfect for supplying power to all the bare necessities of life like TV’s, hair dyers, power tools, lights, small kitchen appliances and more.
Having an electrician come in and install a power transfer switch, which is just a smaller version of your home’s main electrical box, can be really beneficial to you, your family and other people around your home. It can prevent injury to utility workers and also make it safer to transfer power from the circuits on the main circuit breaker, to the generators electrical panel.
Pro’s and Con’s of Portable Gas Generators
Costing under $500, portable gas generators have many good things going for them. First, they're portable. Unlike gigantic diesel generators, these engines can go along for the ride to work or on that camping trip that’s coming up. The best part about them though, is they are small. Storing them is simple and using them is even simpler. They can travel into the house during an outage, or they can be carried to the neighbors in case of an emergency. Whatever the situation calls for, portable gas generators are handy and always around. There are a few negative things about gas generators, like gas consumption and greenhouse gases emitted into the air, but all in all they are a great investment.
What’s in the Future of Portable Gas Generators?
Gasoline is expensive, but if you change your perception and look at “gas” as meaning “fuel” you will realize that the gas of the future is actually bio-fuel and multi-fuel products. As new technology advancements are made, engines are being mass produced to be able to handle these new types of fuels, along with older fuel sources.
It should only be a matter of time before we really see the change take effect. Many people are looking for simple and small ways to help the economy and its future.