Do you think of a generator as a necessary home appliance, or as a tool? Is it something to own, or just something to rent? Or, are generators just for businesses?
When does it work to rent a generator? What about renting your next generator in the face of an emergency?
Some occasions call out for a generator, even require one, but what about disasters? Are you not asking for trouble even thinking about a rental as a solution then?
Some disaster happen so fast that there no possibility of getting anything from anywhere once the event happens. Others are slow in coming, and you may see them, and respond to them long before they rest of you friends. So many people just ignore the obvious. Renting a generator in the early stages of an emergency may be more of a possibility than you’d guess.
You’re rolling the dice, but it might be a game worth playing if you haven’t bought a generator.
A smart person may already have a generator before an emergency, but maybe not, and renting one, if you can find one, may be a very wise move. Rent early!
Really smart people sometimes thing of an emergency home generator as an appliance, an appliance every bit as important as their refrigerator. Think about it. Do your electric appliances work when the power goes off? What appliance would insure your power supply?
Businesses which rent equipment are not always easily noticed as they are often a bit out of the usual retail shopping loops, but these businesses are more common than they once were, mostly due to demand. And, they have generators, which are used for parties, and for commercial applications.
Those businesses which occasionally need remote electrical service often find it less expensive to occasionally rent, so these appliances are on the market for your use as well.
Camp grounds, big parties, businesses, wedding planners, bands, family reunions at the old home place 40 miles from nowhere. All of these are occasions for renting a generator.
Rental generators are usually portable generators. Often they are attached to their own trailer, but some are small, and light enough to be lifted. Will the rental company bring the appliance to where you are? Many will.
What are your wattage requirements? If you don’t know, at least make sure to tell the rental agency the exact equipment and appliances you plan to be using. You should err on the side of overdoing your generator rental, having too much generator, and not too little power.
Will the type of fuel your generator needs be a fuel you can find in the area the generator will be used in? Good idea to know in advance.
Will you have to move your rented generator once it is in place, especially if it was delivered? How hard will moving the generator be? Can you do it? Don’t assume you can, unless you’re sure. These appliances can be very heavy, and difficult to manage.
Will the rental unit make too much noise for the setting you will use it in? What about fuel? Will you have enough? Ask the right questions when renting your next generator.