Honda Portable Generators
A number of hurricanes, earth quakes, ice storms, and early snow storms in recent weeks have probably put preparedness on your radar screen. Along with an emergency plan and a three-day supply of food and water, you might want to consider adding backup power at your home. Approximately 800,000 people were without power after the most recent snow storm.
Wheeled, portable generators are our biggest sellers. We only carry and recommend Commercial Grade Honda powered units with Recoil Start. These unit can be run once a year and still fire up when you need them. they have low maintenance requirements and the best reliability in the market.
Portable models we carry are 5,000 to 7,500 watts—enough to power plug-in appliances, gas or oil heat, and lights. A 6,000 watt generator will give you one 20 amp 220 circuit and a 7500 watt will give you one 30 amp 220 circuit to tie in to your power-transfer switch. Don’t opt for a smaller unit. A 4300 watt to 4500 watt for a 20 amp 220 will push the generator to 100 percent duty cycle burning the fuel tank up quickly which means more trips out side to fill the tank. The bigger units have larger tanks and a longer run time.
- You will need plenty of fuel on hand, since filling stations often shut down during blackouts and most home-sized models use 11 to 18 gallons of gasoline per day. You’ll also need to preserve that fuel with stabilizer and store it in a well-vented shed or other area, away from the house and any ignition source. Never store the fuel in the house.
- Always install a transfer switch to connect the unit to your home’s wiring system. Never connect a generator directly to your home
- Never fuel your generator while it’s running
- Keep a running generator at least 15 feet from your home.
Honda Power is the right choice for emergency power & Blakley Equipment is the best choice for all your equipment needs.
If you want to prepare for the long winter ahead call today!
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