For the most part, we are an energy-addicted society that doesn’t think twice about having accessible power available at every turn. Having a portable generator is a great investment for being prepared in an emergency power outage and also for dialing up the quality of a tailgate party with video and audio on a sumptuous widescreen TV.
Thankfully both emergency preparedness and party improvement via a portable generator are less expensive than you might think. While generators start at around $200, there are a wide range of options available at vastly different price points. Here’s a guide to picking the portable generator that best suits your household’s needs at a price you can live with.
Discern the Proper Wattage
The size of the generator you need can be easily determined by what you intend to supply power to. For a tailgate party where you’re running a video system and perhaps some warming trays, you could get by with a generator that produces 1,000 watts. However, if you hope to run your household via generator during a power failure, you’ll need considerably more current. Check out this wattage