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Why You Need A Generator – Generator Rental And Sale Stamford CT

What Is A Generator?

A generator is a device that converts mechanical energy from a motor into electrical energy to help power tools and machinery.

Contractors are a big users of generators for their ability to produce electrical energy for their own equipment.

People also love to use generators when they lose power from hurricanes, natural disasters, thunderstorms, wind, and other environmental factors.

Here's a tip: Don't wait to buy a generator when the power is already out! A lot of stores will quickly run out of stock or raise prices due to high demand! Purchase a generator now and be prepared for any situation.

Almost all generators are powered by natural gas or propane. Gas is a readily available fuel and once started will continuously help transfer mechanical energy into electricity.

Generators have made such advancements in the past few decades that they now run smoother and quieter than ever.

The type of generator you need will largely depend on the tools you need to be powered. You're going to need a lot less energy if you're only charging your iPhone vs powering up a circular saw.

Average size generators will run around 5,000 - 7,000 watts, with larger generators pushing around 10,000. These are good for people who find themselves losing power on occasion. On the other hand, smaller generators are perfect for people who rarely lose power. These are known as 'recreational inverters' and put out about 2,000 watts of power

 

How Long Can A Generator Run?

This questions completely depends on a multitude of variables.

But a generator can run indefinitely as long as you're supplying it with gas as a fuel source.

On one full tank, a generators run time will depend on:

Generators Fuel Efficiency

This will entirely depend on the size of the engine and the brand. Do your research and ask questions before making a decision.

Number of appliances being powered

If you're only charging your microwave, you don't need much power. But if you wish to charge your fridge, the tv, all the lights, and your garage door, you're going to be using a lot more power!

Type of fuel

Diesel, propane, or natural gas. Diesel burns the best, while natural gas has the worst efficiency and is bad for the environment. If you're looking to get the most out of your generator, purchasing a diesel one may be best!

As a general rule of thumb, you should be able to get at least 5 hours of run time on your generator no matte the size or type. Other generators can give you up to 12 hours of continuous run time, but as mentioned before, it will depend on many variables.

 

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Generator Safety Tips

Here's a list of safety steps you should take away with you when you purchase or rent a generator.

Inspect Your Generator

Before operating any equipment, it's always a good idea to inspect and examine to make sure your it's free from any debris and material. This isn't just safety but maintenance but reasons as well. Take care of your generator and it will take care of you.

Do Not Use Generators Indoors

This should be a no-brainer and can't be stressed enough. Generators emit gas fumes and carbon monoxide. If you leave the generator inside, carbon monoxide will build up very quickly, with no escape. Even if you crack a window, gas will build up super quick. Generators have been known to kill in minutes. Carbon monoxide is odorless, tasteless, and you can't see it! Avoid this altogether and place your generator outside at least 15 feet from your house and use an extension cord.

Do Not Let Your Generator Overheat

An overheating generator can be caused by old or clogged air filters, a lack of lubrication, or old parts. An overheating generator can completely wreck the machine itself, bringing it beyond repair.

Do Not Backfeed

Backfeeding is taking an electrical cord with prongs on both sides and hooking one side up to your generator and one side to your house. This is extremely dangerous and will send power back down the electrical lines. Utility workers working on power lines during an outage can be electrocuted and killed due to backfeeding. Hook up your generator to your transfer box for proper and safe usage.

Do Not Let Your Generator Get Wet

A wet generator can cause electrocution. Try to avoid putting your generator in the rain at all costs. It can fry the electrical panel and end up in your electrical outlets shutting off your backup power, leaving you in the dark... again!

 

Contractors Supply LLC For Generator Rental, Repair, And Sale

If you and your team need a high-quality generator for any reason, come visit Contractors Supply LLC and we'll supply you a wide variety of brands. We carry Mi-T-M, Subaru, Yamaha, and Honda generators. Our professionally trained staff will help set you up!

We serve the towns of Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Norwalk, Westport, Fairfield, New Canaan and the entire Connecticut/New York area for generator rental, repair, and sale!

Give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions and check equipment availability - (203) 323-3752

All our equipment is tested and verified before use!

We are located at:

17 Viaduct Road, Stamford, CT 06907

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