You don’t just enter the market and pick any generator set. Maybe because you like the color or its cheaper so you now assume it should be the best pick, NO!
Before buying a generator, there are things you need to consider so as to buy a good one. There are lots of generator brands in the market both the original and the imitations, am sure you won’t like to be tricked to buying the imitations.
This imitations may look like or even have same name with the one you have the desire to buy, but they are not.
Consider These Before Buying A Generator Set
Before buying a generator set you must consider this list, so you can buy a good and original generator product.
1. The Brand
Yes the brand, this is first thing to consider. There are lots of generator brands in the market right now both the new and old names. Of course you won’t like to spend your money on newbies who you haven’t seen their product before. Check the product brand and also ask your friends on which brand you should go for.
I will advice you consider these five first
2. The Rated Power
KVA meaning, KiloVoltAmpere is the unit of electrical power ie. the more KVA, the more amount of appliances the generator can carry. 1kva equals 1000va, the advisable power unit to buy is from 1.3kva upwards.
3. Home Appliances
Your home appliances matters, refrigerator, TV, ceiling fan, desktop computer, electric cooker, electric iron, Blender, air conditioner, etc all these requires a bigger sized generator with more KVA like 3kva upwards some may need 6kva depending on the power of these appliances. But if these you don’t have heavy power appliances that will cause your generator to have a high voltage warning then go for the 1.5kva or 2kva upwards.
After considering all these things, your budget will tell if you can afford them. Depending on the brand, as the kva of a generator set increases so as the price. This is a range list of generator prices
- 1.0 – 2.0kva = ₦25,000 – ₦50,000
- 2.1 – 4.5kva = ₦50,000 – ₦70,000
- 4.6 – 7.0kva = ₦75,000 – ₦150,000
- 7.2 – 12kva = ₦150,000 – ₦200,000
Your budget should lie within these four, anything higher should be a big diesel generator up to 800kva
Of course, you must have or make a choice before you buy anyone. Consider buying a generator set of your choice. Do you mind considering
- Key starter
- Remote starter
- Wheeled generator
- Big size
Some people check these but that’s choice anyway.
After you must have gone through this five generator buying guard, you can go ahead and make a purchase for your generator set, also go with someone who knows about generator if you think you may make a wrong purchase. You may also like to buy an automatic change over switch with timer if you don’t want to stress yourself going to off and on your generator.
Drop a comment if you have any questions to ask, and also this article with your friends. Good luck!
Also check this generator buying guard