Why Own a Generator?
Power outages are regular occurrences throughout the country, especially during colder months. Power goes out, most commonly, due to snow storms or high winds, but outages can happen at any time throughout the year. A dual fuel generator will help you have peace of mind during power outages.
In addition to natural disasters and weather changes, brown outs can occur due to excessive demand on the electrical system, power line breaks from construction activities, and many more unforeseen events.
Being proactive and prepared for power outages by having a home generator will give you and your family peace of mind in case there is an interruption in utility power.
Power Outages are more than Just Lights Going out.
Critical hardwired systems, like heating and air conditioning
Consider other areas of your home that may be compromised due to power outages:
-security systems may fail
-sump pumps cease to function
-food begins to spoil
A home generator, set up in your yard, will provide power to your home in just a few minutes. This kind of peace of mind will surely ease the stress of whatever is causing the power outage in the first place.
How to Choose a Generator
The first thing to do when deciding which generator will suit your needs is figuring out how much power you and your family will realistically need in the event of a power outage. Between 3000 to 4000 Watts is generally considered the entry point for home backup purposes.
Looking to use a generator for more recreational purposes, such as camping or RVing? Perhaps, something smaller would work.
You will also need to consider what types of power sources you’ll require to have running. For instance, if you plan on running an air conditioner or several appliances at the same time, a generator with 5000 to 9000 Watts may work for your needs.
There is a handy online generator selector that will help you pick the Wattage that meets your needs.
Model #100479 3500-Watt Dual Fuel Generator
Champion’s 3500-watt RV Ready generator features Dual Fuel, which allows the engine to run on either gasoline or propane. This unit provides up to 9 hours of run time on gasoline or 10.5 hours on propane.
Backed with a 3-year limited warranty, the Champion Power Equipment 100479 3500-Watt Dual Fuel Generator is the perfect combination of versatility and convenience.
A few other features and benefits of this generator:
- Champion’s Cold Start Technology ensures a quick start in cold weather
- Operate your Dual-Fuel generator right out of the box on gasoline or propane
- This unit features Volt Guard™ built-in surge protector which prevents overloads and keeps your equipment safe
- A convenient AC output indicator light lets you know when the receptacles are powered and ready
- Oil Funnel
- Propane (LPG) Hose
Learn more about the 3500-Watt Dual Fuel Generator, including a list of all specs, reviews, and where to purchase your own.
By now you should have no doubts that having a home generator is a good idea. But, do you know how to safely operate a generator?
There are a few safety considerations that you need to be aware of:
- Never run your generator indoors
- Always have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home
- Keep the owner’s manual nearby and refer to it before running your generator
You can find more details on how to safely operate your generator, including information on where and how to store it, on the Champion Generator Safety page.
Again, here is the generator selector which will help you choose the right generator for your needs. Having a home generator will give you and your family peace of mind when power outages occur.
Champion products are available across Canada at Canadian Tire, Costco and TSC Stores with prices ranging from $500 to $1,300 depending on the product.
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