Buyers Guide For Home Generators
Today there are several types of generators for the home. They are classified according to the type of fuel used. There are gas generators, gasoline generators and diesel generators.
The gas generator runs on clean and cheap fuel. Therefore, it does not pollute the atmosphere and is economical to operate. The gas generator does not make much noise during operation. However, all gas generators are not cheap compared to their counterparts using other types of fuel.
A diesel generator costs less, it is very durable, and the cost of the energy it generates is low. But the diesel generator makes a lot of noise during operation and emits many harmful substances into the atmosphere. Moreover, it is not particularly economical to operate.
A gasoline generator consumes more expensive fuel than a diesel one, but a gasoline generator is less noisy and cheaper. Therefore, it has become widespread.
All types of generators can be used as the main or backup source of electricity. They are necessary in a country house to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity, for the uninterrupted operation of all the systems available there.
Before buying this or that generator, you need to think about installing it. The generator can be installed both indoors and outdoors. There are pros and cons to both of these alternator installation options. So, placing a generator in a house, you will have to take care of reducing the noise level and eliminating the effects of air pollution. But you will not need to worry about heating. When installing the generator on the street, the issue of noise and emissions disappears, but the problem of heating the generator arises. Usually it is solved by selecting a special casing.
Installing a diesel generator and installing a gas generator require special care. If the installation of a gasoline generator or a diesel generator is taking place in the house, then it is necessary to provide good ventilation and heating. The temperature in the room where the generator is located must be at least plus 5 degrees and not higher than plus 38 degrees Celsius. Ventilation must release 700 watts of heat for every 1000 watts of energy generated. In addition, the generator should be installed on a foundation, divorced from the floor, and provided with vibration isolating pads to avoid unnecessary noise and vibration.
If the generator – gasoline or diesel – is installed outdoors, then it must be equipped with a special casing or container. To avoid overheating or hypothermia. It is also necessary to ensure that the exhaust gases are discharged into the atmosphere at least 3 meters above the ground.