Consider the size and wattage you need

First determine which appliances you want to power in a generator emergency and figure out how many watts they need, then choose a generator with enough power to power your basic appliances.

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Select the fuel type

Gasoline generators are popular, but they require regular refueling. Propane or natural gas generators run longer and are usually more fuel efficient.

Your budget

You can find generator batteries nearby, ranging in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Don't overspend on features you don't need, but don't skimp on quality and reliability either.

With these tips in mind, you can confidently choose a generator that will provide reliable power in an emergency.