There are many factors in deciding on what type of generator you want. If you want a stable connection to all electronics in your home going with a standby is a better idea. If you are only looking for a few things and want to save money, a portable generator is the way to go. If you get a portable generator you need to remember to think about carbon monoxide. It can kill you if used indoors.
- Home generators usually range from 8000 to 20000 watts of power and are mostly worry free.
- Portable generators do not generate nearly as much watts as home generators, but they can be moved around.
- There are more safety features you need to follow with portable generators. Mainly dealing with carbon monoxide
“Manufacturers also make portable generators that can run on liquid propane, natural gas, or diesel fuel, but Consumer Reports doesn’t test these models because they represent only a small percentage of the market.”