Looking for a way to keep the lights on at your business? Standby generators are a reliable, affordable choice for any business that cannot afford to ever lose electricity. But how much do you really know about them?

Frequently Asked Questions About Generators

At React Power, we strive to provide you with the best backup generators and equipment on the market. We also work to keep our clients informed about their new equipment so no one goes into a purchase blindly. Before you buy or rent a generator, get expert answers to your questions so you can find the best solution for your business.

1) How Much Will I Pay for a Generator?

The price of a generator depends on the model, power output, and more, so there’s no exact answer to this question. However, as a general rule, you can expect to pay more for a natural gas-fueled generator vs. a diesel-powered generator.

2) Are Generators a Reliable Power Source?

A well-maintained generator is a very reliable source of continuous electricity. Whether you need to keep your business running during a power outage or need something for a primary source of power, our models can keep your lights on.

3) How Long Will a Fully Fueled Generator Run?

This again depends on the model of the generator and the fuel it consumes. Diesel generators require a fuel tank nearby. The generator run time will depend on the size of this fuel tank. Natural gas generators use fuel supply from pipelines. Because of this, they have a very long run time without a need to “refuel”.

4) What is the Typical Lifespan of a Generator?

With proper maintenance and correct usage, a standby generator set can last 20 or more years! Take good care of your generator and enjoy your backup power for years to come.

5) What Does My Generator Need?

First and foremost, your generator needs the correct type of fuel. Make sure you have reliable access to natural gas and/or diesel, depending on the model you choose.

Secondly, your generator needs thorough maintenance on a regular basis. Change the oil, refill the engine coolant, inspect pipes and connections, and generally ensure your generator is in working order.

Third, make sure you have the ancillary equipment needed to support your portable generator. There are many parts involved in keeping a generator functional–make sure you have all of them.

6) Where Should I Set Up My Generator?

Place your generator outdoors in a location that will keep the generator protected and prevent exhaust emissions from getting inside your building. As long as it’s close enough to provide power, the exact location isn’t important.

Pro Tip: NEVER run a generator indoors! The exhaust emissions include carbon monoxide, an extremely dangerous toxic gas. Generators should always be used outside.

7) Could I Install the Generator Myself?

Sometimes, you can install the generator on your own. However, we recommend a professional installation and commissioning to make sure things are properly installed.. Never attempt to install a natural gas, high-power, or prime generator on your own. The risk of injury or improper installation isn’t worth it.

8) What Does React Power Offer?

Our inventory includes multiple varieties of generators and engines, as well as the ancillary equipment necessary to keep them running. We’ll deliver your purchase to you regardless of distance and size. But we don’t just sell generators–we buy them too! Sell us your old equipment and start over with new generators.

Make an Informed Choice

When investing in a long-term necessity such as a generator, a clear understanding of its functionality is essential. We’re here to answer all your questions and help you find the right power equipment for you.

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