Generators For Home Use – Which One Is Right For Your Household?

Which Type Of Generator Is Right For You?

Portable Generators

  • Installation: No installation needed
  • Starting: As a manual start generator, using the pull cord is required when the power goes out
  • Fuel type: gasoline, refueling needed
  • What it can power: portable generators are capable of sending electricity to all of your selected items during an outage. The items you want powered should be plugged into an extension cord that is plugged directly into the generator

Home Standby Generators

  • Installation: permanent backup power system, installed directly into your home’s wiring by a certified Briggs & Stratton dealer or licensed electrician
  • Starting: backup power supply automatically starts when the power goes out with an automatic transfer switch
  • Fuel type: liquid propane gas or natural gas, no refueling needed
  • What it can power: powers basic needs, such as lights and a refrigerator, while also being able to power additional high wattage appliances such as A/C and an electric stove. Items are pre-selected during the installation of your standby generator

Unsure which type of generators for home use is best for you? Give A-Abel electrical a call to find out.