Electricity is such a normal part of our everyday lives that it’s easy to take it for granted! Sometimes, we don’t realize we need it until we are in a place where electricity isn’t readily available – or when there has been a power outage.
Renting and using a generator is perfect for situations where you need a temporary supply of power.
Renting and Using a Generator
Choosing the right generator for your needs largely depends on the amount of power you need. To determine what size generator you need, simply add up the wattage of the appliances you need to power. Choose a generator which can produce more power than the minimum required in order to accommodate energy surges when individual appliances are turned on.
Size and fuel type are other considerations you should review before choosing your generator. A small electric generator is great for tailgating parties or camping since it doesn’t require a lot of space or regular fill-ups. A large generator is best for construction jobs or film and theater sets, as these can easily power heavy duty equipment.
A few of our generator options…
- 1000w Portable Generator: Need a solid source of electricity in a compact and portable package? Our 1000 watt portable generator is great for tailgating parties, RVs, camping trips, and more.
- 6500w Portable Generator: Need quiet, fuel efficient, and portable power for a party or weekend camping trip? Our 6500 watt portable generator is your best bet. This generator will provide 14 hours of electricity on just 4.5 gallons of gas. Also features an inverter to provide a stable source of power for computers and other electronics.
- 30kw Towable Trailer: The perfect large event or job site trailer. Whether you’re needing an electricity supply for large parties, film and entertainment events, or job sites, this generator can do it all! One tank of diesel fuel will provide eight hours of quiet operation.
Northside Tool Rental offers generators in many sizes so that you can choose the one which is perfect for your project. Whatever your electricity needs may be, we have you covered!
Safety Tips for Generators
As convenient as it is to turn your generator on and forget about it, there are several safety tips to keep in mind while you are using a portable generator.
- Since engines produce carbon monoxide, it’s important to avoid using a generator in an indoor or enclosed area. Always use an engine-powered generator outdoors.
- Avoid using your generator in wet conditions, such as in rain or snow. Take steps to cover your generator if you must use it in wet conditions, such as putting up a canopy or tarp.
- Never touch your generator with wet hands.
- If using extension cords, make sure they are grounded and rated for the voltage of your generator.
- When refueling your generator, allow the engine to cool for at least two minutes, and always use fresh gasoline. Do not store your spare fuel near the generator.
- Do not operate your generator near combustible or flammable materials.
- Avoid using your generator near open windows or doors. The carbon monoxide your generator produces can enter your home and pose a health hazard.
- Make sure that your carbon monoxide detectors are in working order prior to using a generator.
- If you plan to connect your generator to your house’s wiring, it’s recommended that you have an electrician install a power transfer switch.
- Keep your generator as far away from your work area as possible. This will help reduce fire, carbon monoxide, and shock hazards.
By practicing a few key safety tips, you can enjoy hours of electricity while avoiding fire, electricity shocks, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
Northside Tool Rental
Generators are a great way of providing electricity to any event or workplace that needs a power supply. And of course, generators are essential when the power goes out.
Power outage? Party? Or a job site that needs power to get the job done? Northside Tool Rental has the right generator for you. Visit us at one of our five convenient metro Atlanta locations, or drop us a line!