Many people think about hiring a portable generator for a particular event; perhaps a party or a family camping trip or as a source of backup power when bad weather or a power outage has been predicted.
However, there are so many reasons why owning a portable generator is a great idea. This article focuses on 5 uses of generator power to bring peace of mind and fun into your life.
1. Emergency Power During Outages
We are more reliant than ever on electricity. However, with natural disasters on the rise, the risks of power outages are increasing and the once dependable power grid is under such a lot of extra pressure that blackouts will be an increasing threat.
Having a standby generator is a great idea as it can easily power computers, lights, water pumps, air conditioning units as well as keep your HVAC system and kitchen appliances running. They allow you to keep as much of your everyday routine as normal as possible in emergency situations.
2. Outdoor Adventures & Recreational Activities
Portable generators are a game changer for outdoor adventures such as camping trips. They help keep the costs of these adventures down by allowing you to run a mini fridge instead of eating out and have the added benefit of being able to charge up all those small items of electrical equipment such as phones and tablets.
3. Construction & DIY Projects
If your work or DIY activities involve using power tools, then a portable generator is one of the best ways to ensure you can get your work done without being reliant on power supplies being available at the job or construction site you are working at.
4. Tailgating & Social Gatherings
A staple of American life for many years that is beginning to catch on here in the UK is tailgating – setting up an area for food and fun from the boot of your car at an outdoor event such as a sporting event or just at a big meet up in the great outdoors.
These social gatherings are easily turned into something special with the addition of a generator to power lights, cooling units, extension cords or even a screen projector for an outdoor cinema!
5. Cost-Effectiveness & Energy Efficiency
As a backup power source, a portable power generator might not seem at first like the most cost-effective solution. However, when you consider all the other uses that portable power has, and the amount of use you can get from it, it is a great choice due to it being a convenient solution during emergency situations.
Furthermore, the extra costs such as fitting and initial outlay of some other standby power options don’t always make them cost-effective.
Portable generators are, as you see, perfect for those who work in certain industries including those who use electrical tools, those who enjoy outdoor activities or those who have a recreational vehicle like a camper van to enjoy the great outdoors.
All you have to do is work out what you are likely to want to run from your portable generator, to help you work out the size you need and to ensure you have enough power. Then, simply browse our excellent range of portable generators available via our online store.