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How to choose a portable generator for your family

Do you remember what you were doing the last time that your power went out? If you have already invested in a portable generator for your family, then you were probably on your way to start it up and get back to whatever you were doing before the power went out. If not, you were probably rummaging around in the dark for flashlights or candles so that you could walk around without tripping over your dog. If the latter is the case, it’s time to get a portable generator for your family.

To do this, you’ll need to determine what your power needs will be. You can do this by adding up the total wattage (this info should be on a label on the back of the appliance) of all of the appliances that you plan to use your generator to power. Some important appliances you’ll want to include are refrigerators and freezers, along with your stove, lights and probably your fans. Once you’ve determined how much power you’ll need it’s simply a matter of choosing a portable generator that is capable of delivering sufficient power with a little to spare.

There are server brands of portable generators at various price points, which is where you need to make your next decision. You could choose an entry level generator such as a Yamaha portable generator, which offers several inexpensive, lightweight models, or a contractor grade generator such as a DeWalt portable generator which offers far more reliability and durability as well as more power. If your needs are somewhere in the middle, you’re bound to find a brand that matches your needs perfectly.

What makes a Honda generator so special?

One on the most popular portable generator brands in the consumer market today is Honda thanks to their quality and reliability. From a relaxing camping or fishing trip with your family to working on a construction job site, you will find that a Honda generator will provide the power you need more quietly and reliably than any other brand of portable generator.

For small power needs, check out the Honda EU1000. Weighing in at only 29 lbs, this portable generator provides enough power to run small power tools or kitchen appliances for 8.3 hours on a single tank of gas – all while maintaining a noise level lower than a a typical conversation! If you are a heavy duty user then take a look at the more robust Honda EM5000s, which is adequate to power your home during power outages.

A few more popular brands:

Homelite Generators

Caterpillar Generators

Coleman Generators