Power cuts and blackouts are becoming more common in the UK. According to Ofgem, the UK experiences around 24 million power cuts a year. In this modern age, homes and businesses can’t afford to be without power even for a matter of hours.
Energy experts have confirmed that sudden drops are becoming more common so what is there to do? There are solutions. Rented generators can bridge the gap when blackouts occur. But how confident do you feel about renting a generator? What should you look for? Our beginner’s guide to renting a generator is here to help.
Why should I rent a generator?
For those that don’t have the budget or the room to have a standby generator, renting offers the means to ensure against disruption during long-term power cuts.
What should I look for?
The type of generator you need should be based on your individual needs and the budget that you have. Portable generators come in all shapes and sizes. There are some that will give you temporary power, emergence power, maintenance power, or suitable for outside events and broadcasts. So make sure you know what you need before you go looking, and check the credentials of the generator rental company. They should provide you with fuel tanks, security locks, cable kits, distribution panels, low voltage transformers and earth rods as standard, so be careful with companies who don’t have these options available. If you have a long term or semi-permanent requirement, the rental company should give you a full site survey for safety – so if a company doesn’t offer this, walk away from them.
Ask any local traders or search online for the companies closest to you with the best ratings and reviews. A generator rental company should be capable of supporting any site that has either single or 3-phase mains electrical supply up to 100 amps, with larger buildings being supported by dedicated circuits. Find a supplier that has 24 hours services, to make sure you are always covered should anything happen. Upon arrival, the engineer will install the generator and you will be good to go.
Whatever your power requirements, whatever your sector, find a supplier who offers the best range of generators and the best people to help.