Infographic: Should I Get a Portable or a Standby Home Generator?

Icon of a house and a standby generator under the words "Portable versus Stand-by Infographic".

Californians are increasingly realizing the importance of having an independent power source. Home generators provide not only electricity for essential household operations, but also much-needed security and peace of mind. 

As homeowners decide on their new generator, one of the first questions they ask is: 

Should I Get a Portable or Standby Generator? 

We’ve created this portable vs standby generator infographic to help you decide which option works best for your family and situation:

Conclusion: Short-Term Savings Vs. Long-Term Security

In general, portable home generators are less expensive, but also less powerful, convenient, safe, and reliable. 

In contrast, standby home generators more than justify their increased cost through greater power supply, safety, convenience, and reliability — not to mention increased home value

Our conclusion? It depends on your current finances: 

  • If you really can’t afford a standby generator at this time, a portable generator will help you maintain certain household activities. 
  • However, if you can afford a standby generator, it will provide much more long-term convenience, security, and peace of mind. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a standby home generator, we are here to answer your questions. Give us a call at 866-838-7962 or send us an email at

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