If you are currently living in an area that commonly experiences power outages, then hiring a generator may be something that you have previously looked into.
Hiring a generator for a short-term power solution is something that many people across the country do regularly as it is proven to be an excellent way to keep your home fully powered during an outage.
Something that many people tend to ask is which type of generator is best for hiring – however, the answer can differ depending on your situation. Continue reading to find out more.
Why Might I Need a Power Generator?
As we have briefly discussed above, there are plenty of reasons why someone may need to hire a power generator for their home. This is usually because they are experiencing harsh weather conditions in the area and are concerned about their power cutting or have heard from the local council that there is a planned maintenance to the power grid occurring in the area.
You may also need a power generator if your home is in need of extra power to supply electricity to an excess number of appliances. This is much more common in recent years as electric car chargers are being installed in more and more households across the world.
Which Generator Should I Hire?
When deciding which generator you should hire, there are a number of things that you should consider ranging from the length of time that you may need the unit for and the power output of the unit itself. Another factor you will need to take into account is the type of fuel that your generator needs to run on.
With these things in mind, you will be able to find the perfect unit for your situation. Power generators are fairly easy to come by when you are completely aware of where you should be looking.
Standby generators are a type of power generator that is designed to detect a power outage in your home or office space and automatically will kick in to provide your home with power after a few seconds.
This is, of course, a major advantage for these types of generators to have as it means that you will not need to worry about going to get your generator started as it will have already done so after a few seconds of the power cutting out.
Standby generators are great for hiring for the purposes of home power generation or for businesses relying on the main power for the operations of their business.
Portable generators are a smaller version of your standard electrical generator, providing power not to an entire household but to a small selection of specific appliances.
Of course, you can expect these types of generators to be much cheaper than their much larger counterparts but have a much more specific set of uses as they are not able to provide power to an entire household or office block.
Portable generators are perfectly suited to be taken on camping trips or perhaps long road trips with your family to provide extra power when necessary. These generators may be much smaller than traditional generators but will be sure to last just as long when used and maintained correctly.
An inverter generator is a slightly more expensive form of generator due to its unique way of working compared to other generators.
Traditional generators will run at a constant speed while they are in use, which can be very inefficient for fuel consumption. Inverter generators, however, constantly change the speed of their engines based on the workload that they are currently under.
This greatly decreases the total amount of fuel consumed while being in a similar, more portable package than that of a portable generator. These generators are also relatively quiet which gives the added bonus of being able to be used in quiet areas without increasing noise pollution.
Gas generators are the most common that you are likely to see on your search across the internet. This is largely due to their sturdiness, reliability and how easy it is to obtain gasoline in bulk.
These generators are much quieter than their diesel counterparts while also being a cheaper form of generator for the size in which they are available.
One thing that you should note about these generators is that they are prone to producing harmful emissions when they are working. This makes it a far less than ideal choice if you are conscious about the environment.
Diesel generators are some of the most reliable power generation units and will be perfect to hire to help through your power issues. These generators are some of the most popular units in the country due to their heightened reliability and efficiency.
Diesel is an incredibly efficient form of fuel to use in a generator and will therefore lengthen the amount of time in between refuelling stops. This greatly reduces the downtime of your generator and ensures that you receive an ample amount of power throughout an outage.
Diesel is also much cheaper than gasoline meaning that it will be much easier for you to purchase the fuel in bulk for storage. This increases the efficiency of your generator and the refuelling process.
At Pleavin Power, our range of diesel generators is extensive enough to fulfil your every possible need. These generators can be in all sorts of shapes and sizes to make sure that every client of ours has exactly what they need.
When looking for a generator to hire, you can be spoiled for choice given the sheer amount of great types of generators that there are.
We hope that we have been able to provide you with a comprehensive overview of some of the different types of generators that you can hire for any kind of power outage emergency.
If you are in need of a generator for hire but don’t know where to turn, the team at Pleavin Power are here to help you whenever necessary. We pride ourselves on the array of generator maintenance services that we do for our customers to make sure their power problems are solved.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team if you are in need of any assistance with your power generator. You can contact us at 0151 832 5007 or email us at serv[email protected] and we will assist you wherever possible.
Jack is the owner of Pleavin Power which was founded in 2017. He has worked in the power industry for over a decade and has an extreme focus on providing a quality service to clients across the UK. This has led Pleavin Power to becoming the market leader in the Critical, Prime & Standby Power markets.