Generators are very important to home and businesses in Nigeria. There are so many brands of generators in the market today making it confusing to know which to buy. Generator prices are important consideration but there are other factors you will need to consider before buying one.
Generator noise level is described in “decibel”. The higher the decibel, the noisier the generator. Remember that noise pollution is a health hazard. It can impair hearing as well as disturb sleep or rest which can in turn affect you health in general. There are sound-proof or silent generators which are more expensive but very low in noise level.
It is smart to buy the type of fuel (diesel or petrol) that is more readily available in your. Among smaller generators petrol is more popular and among the larger generators diesel fuel is more popular.
You may also need to consider if it is important to you which one (diesel or petrol) is more expensive per liter. This could be important if your generator needs to runs all day and all night.
You may want to buy a mobile generator if you will need to move your generator from one location to another frequently. Most mobile generators in the market have wheels which makes them easier to move. This way you can use the same generator at home and at work. If you have a large house and need to use you gen in one location then you may consider a large fixed generator.
If you house is a large one with many gadgets running at the same time then you will need to consider generator more power. The amount of power generated per second is present in KVA or KW. One way to find out the power of the generator you need is to check the amount of watts for each gadget, including light bulbs, that will be in use at the same time when using the generator and add them up. Always think big. It is better to buy an oversized generator that buy one that does not meet your need.