A gasoline-powered home generator can be an amazingly useful asset in a power outage, especially if you live in a place where the risk of extreme weather events is higher. Home generators can ensure that you have access to clean water, keep your basement dry by powering your sump pump, and even allow you to do some work from home. A generator also ensures that the food in your refrigerator will remain safe to eat. It can also be a handy accessory for a hybrid or electric car.
- Most home generators burn gasoline, and the resulting fumes mean they need to be placed a safe distance away.
- If you have a well or a sump pump, a generator also ensures that you’ll have drinking water and a dry basement.
- Having an emergency generator can prevent food from spoiling, which can happen in only a few hours without power.
“Investing in a home generator can help make being without power more bearable — and can even fuel some fun when not being used for an emergency.”