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Choose the Best Generator for Backup Power at The Home Depot Canada

Your home is humming along and your refrigerator, lights and maybe even a few other items like your washing machine and computer are powered up and on. Then, boom, everything goes dark and you’re left without power. A backup generator can help you restore power and stay in your home. Choosing the ideal generator for backup power can feel daunting though. Armed with the right information, you can find the perfect generator to keep your home up and running when the power goes out. We’ve even got a range of portable generators for outdoor activities like camping.

Generator Fuel Types

When it comes to generators, you’ve got a few options for keeping the lights on. For full home generators, large inverter generators that can provide ample power for multiple rooms are often ideal as a backup system. Inverter generators are usually fairly quiet as well. Other options like an electric generator, solar generator or propane generator can work as well. These cost-efficient generators are excellent for smaller spaces or if you don’t need to keep lights and appliances on in multiple rooms for any significant length of time.  Gas generators, natural gas generator designs and dual fuel generator options are other excellent options for powering your home during an outage.

Small & Quiet Portable Generators

Pick up a portable power station to provide the electricity you need when you’re on-the-go. Our portable generators come in a range of sizes and fuel types for every situation. Not sure what to look for? We’ve got a range of small generators for camping, RV generator designs and more. We’ve even got portable solar generator options that are great for the summer months. Shop online today to find the ideal portable generator whether you’re looking for extra power, shopping for a camping trip, powering your RV or hunting for the quietest inverter generator on the market.