Top Generators of 2022 – Almost every homeowner has experienced the frustration and uncertainty of a power outage. Here we will look at the top generators in 2022 and important factors to consider assisting you in combatting this power problem.
The first thing to consider is the type of fuel you would like to use to power your generator. The second most important factor is how much power will be needed to be comfortable during a power outage.
Top Generators of 2022
Generator power is always described in watts. The higher the amount of power you will need, the higher the watts will be required.
For example, a 1,200-watt generator would provide enough power for basic lighting. However, a 3,500-watt generator would provide enough power for lighting, refrigeration and a well pump.
Much larger sizes, such as a 9,000-watt or 12,500-watt generator would provide enough power to run lighting, refrigeration, a well pump and smaller appliances such as a toaster or microwave. Keep in mind, the bigger the size, the more power can be running simultaneously.
The highest watt generators can often keep an entire home’s power running as if an outage hadn’t occurred.
For a general guide on the watts each household appliance uses, visit the Generatorist’s wattage chart.
Open frame generators provide the highest wattage for the most inexpensive price. However, they are noisier than their invertor counterparts.
Invertor generators cost more for the same amount of wattage, however, they run quieter and use less fuel, which usually saves money in the long run.
A newer option of generator is a digital hybrid. It looks similar to an open frame generator and has the same lower cost but is quieter when it runs and uses less fuel, similar to the invertor generator.
Backup Generators are generally large, permanent units connected to the wiring of the house, with an automatic transfer of power to the generator when the main source of electricity is gone. The backup generator also senses when the home’s power is restored and automatically switches back.
Different brands of generators have the same functions, same watt output and very different prices. The importance of dependability is a huge factor in purchasing a generator.
According to Buyer’s Guide, these are the top five portable generators for home use in 2022. Top Generators of 2022
- DuroMax XP12000EH Dual Fuel Portable Generator
- WEN DF1100T Dual Fuel Portable Generator
- WEN 56203i Portable Generator
- WEN 56380i Portable Generator
- DuroMax XP4400E Portable Generator
These rankings take into consideration power source, run time, wattage, outlets, dimensions and weight.
Before we see the windy fall and blustery winter weather, now is the time to consider if a generator is right for you.
For questions about the Top Generators of 2022 contact us at Pilchuck Heating.
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