The biggest drawback of a portable generator is they have to be set up outdoors, sometimes in bad weather. They can be stolen, and there is a greater chance of electrical shock when water is present.When severe weather is on its way, people flock to local hardware stores to buy a portable generator. As they are portable, they can be easily rolled into place. They require either gasoline or diesel, and most homeowners are able to get them up and running on their own.
- A standby generator doesn’t produce a lot of sound so it can be placed anywhere outside of your home.
- You will need electrical wire when using a generator and the farther away from your electrical panel, the more wiring you will need.
- Make sure that you don’t put your generator in an enclosed area such as a garage as the generator needs air circulation to cool.
“When a generator’s location is near the electrical panel, the electrician will need less electrical wire for the connection to your home’s electrical system.”