Things to Consider While Purchasing a Diesel Generator


Diesel generators are the most commonly used backup power sources in the world. They have been around for decades and have proven to be a very reliable source of power. They are used in homes, businesses and industries.

Diesel generators are available in two types: portable and stationary. Portable diesel generators are more convenient than their stationary counterparts as they can be moved from location to location easily. Stationary diesel generators are installed at one place permanently, but they provide higher power capacity than portable ones.

Here is a list of things you should consider while purchasing a diesel generator:

Power Output

The first thing that you need to consider is the power output of the generator. The more powerful your generator is, the more energy it can produce and provide for you. Make sure that you buy a generator which has enough power so that it can meet your needs. If you have a large family or want to run several appliances at once, then buy a higher-powered unit.

Size of Your Generator

The size of your generator should be decided based on the wattage required by your home/business/industry or whatever you intend to use it for. You can find out this information from your local utility company or from your electrician who knows how much power is consumed by different appliances in your home/business/industry.

Fuel Type

A diesel generator uses liquid fuel like diesel or gasoline to run its engine and produce electricity. There are two types of liquid fuels – conventional and synthetic (synthetic being more expensive). Conventional fuel is available at any gas station while synthetic fuel might not be available everywhere.

Fuel Economy

Another important thing to consider when purchasing a diesel generator is its fuel economy. This refers to how much fuel it uses per hour or per gallon of gasoline consumed by the engine while running at full load (full speed). A higher fuel economy means lower running costs, while low fuel economy means high running costs over time.

A diesel powered generator will have an exhaust pipe that runs outside of the house through which exhaust gases are expelled. You’ll also need to make sure that your exhaust pipe is far enough away from any windows as well as any doors or other openings in order to prevent carbon monoxide from leaking inside where people could breathe it in and become sick.