Home use power generators prove to be useful, even if you think you don’t need them. You never know when we will be stuck with blackouts again, or when it happens that buying electricity for your prepaid meter completely slipped your mind and while your hubby runs to the store, you can at least keep the kids calm by powering up the Honda or Yamaha generator for a bit of light. It doesn’t have to be a huge, expensive machine, but rather something relatively cheap, small and quiet that runs off petrol or diesel that will keep you happy when there is no electricity.
If you have a bit more cash in the beginning you can get your home use power generators to run off wind, or even a solar powered one. These are initially more expensive to set up, but they are becoming increasingly popular in South Africa with the electricity prices expected to soar over the next couple of years. Solar and wind power generators are a long-term investment and won’t cost much after the installation, only when something needs to be fixed or replaced. However, if you don’t want a permanent solution and are quite happy with the electricity prices, you could keep a back-up small Yamaha or Honda generator just for when you need it.
You would want something quiet and one that doesn’t use too much diesel or petrol, and this is great because there are many available in South Africa that have these features because they are specially designed for home use. You will be able to pick them up for a nice cheap price if you look around for some time before buying. Home use power generators are also kept as quiet as possible as they are used inside the home, so they only make as much noise as they need to.