Questions to ask before buying generators

07 December 2011

The instability of our electricity supply has caused a large demand for generators, which in turn has increased the supply of them as well. When you are shopping with the intent of buying generators, always ask the following questions:

  • How much power do I really need? You first have to decide what you want to power with your generator (is it just to keep essentials running at home, or to power an entire business during power outages?)
  • Can I store my generator in a convenient place? This is not only important for the noise and fumes it emits, but it is also important to adhere to building codes; ease of access and portability if needed.
  • Will I be able to maintain my generator? It is important to know the specifics of your investment and it is an added bonus if you will be able to service it without the assistance of a professional. Learn how to check all the serviceable parts and how to perform regular maintenance on your generator.
  • Does my generator come with a good guarantee? Good deals are not always good deals as cheap generators might need expensive repairs and/or maintenance. Aim for generator companies whose references are abundant and and ask them about the warrantee and limitations to the warrantee.

How Talisman Hire can help you to buy generators

The Talisman Hire franchises all around South Africa understand the need for generators and can assist you on making the correct choice. These established professionals are able and willing to help you make the best choice of generator that will satisfy your individual electrical need. Their advice will also include pros and cons; best option for your needs/project and how difficult it will be to maintain your generator. Contact Talisman Hire for buying and hiring generators in South Africa.