Performing any kind of building work will require power, and lots of it. Most power tools will use high volumes of energy. If you are using heavy duty tools around your home or at a building site, an uninterrupted power supply will make sure that the work is done on time and leave your mains power switched off or available for other uses.
Powering high performance tools for building jobs on mains electricity carries a great deal of risk and can overload your energy supply. Even if the power is available, mains electricity is more expensive than that produced by generators, so using a generator will cut your costs significantly.
In order to choose the right type of generator, you need to first of all assess how much power you will need. You can do this by checking the wattage of your tools and lighting or by searching online for a guide.
Generators will run on oil, fuel, anti freeze and often come with a connect battery. Some generators have adjustable voltage regulators which will allow you to generate the level of power that you need, which is a useful feature if you want to make your power last longer. Some generators will produce smoke or bad smells although more modern generators reduce this. A good generator will also have a built in fuel tank with enough fuel storage for 24 hours.
The main types of generators that are good for domestic building use are three:
1.) Diesel generator
A diesel generator runs on a diesel engine. The main benefit lies in the cost of the fuel at the time, however diesel can be dirty and smelly.
2.) Silenced generator
Silenced generators make less noise, and often come with remote control which makes them popular with campers who need quiet power to power their vans. The extra noise of a generator can be irritating and annoy neighbours. A silenced generator will solve this problem.
3.) Petrol generator
A petrol generator will run on petrol which is cleaner, faster and more efficient. There may also be a cost benefit to using a petrol powered generator depending on where you live and what your local fuel rates are.
4.) Eco generator
Eco generators claim to run on renewable energy such as wind, and so the major benefit is that they are environmentally friendly.
Overall, if you are doing temporary construction work in your home and you live in an area with reliable energy sources, hiring a generator is the still better than using mains power, for the cost benefits and also to guarantee that you will have the power you need to do the job.
Never buy or hire a generator without checking the power requirements of the tools you are going to use first. Check that the generator you choose has the correct sockets for the type of tools you are going to use to make sure that you can use it once you get home.
Generator hire is a cost effective way to make full use of generators without the capital cost. You can rent this handy equipment across the UK including
generator hire London.