Blog posts tagged with 'Used Generators For Sale in UK'

Why Not Buy A Used Generator Instead Of New?

There is suddenly a considerable and growing interest in people looking for standby generators. Until recently, many people didn’t think of having one in their home unless they lived way out in the sticks where there were a number of outages when the power went down, and everything came to a grinding halt. Let’s face it: it isn’t funny when you suddenly have no electricity at 6.00 pm on a December evening. No light. No heat. And unless you have gas, you can’t cook either.

But over the last few months things have suddenly changed considerably. To begin with, the price of gas has gone through the roof, and with it is going electricity bills. Not only that, but the energy cap is going to be lifted in April and who knows where that is going to go?

Not Many Alternatives

Then there is the fact that in the UK we don’t have a lot in the way of alternatives. Instead of building new nuclear power stations, we are closing them! The green lobbyists have managed to see to it that fracking has gone out of the window, despite the fact that we have so much natural gas underground in the Northwest. We won’t go into the politics of that here, but it does seem to be very short-sighted. So, it seems that we have to rely on the generosity – or otherwise – of Mr Putin. Erm, right.

No wonder so many people have suddenly become interested in purchasing their own generator so that they can produce the electricity they need for their home, since it seems that things are only going to get worse, not better.

At Blades Power Generation, we have a huge range of different generators available, which can provide the sort of power that you need. It is important to get the right size and type of generator for your particular home, because there is no point in having one which is too big. Equally, you need one which will provide sufficient power.

But you don’t have to fork out a lot on a new generator if you don’t want to, because we also have used generators for sale.

If you buy one of our used generators you can have the backup that you need for your home when the power goes down, and you don’t have to spend a fortune. Obviously, our stock is constantly changing, so contact us to discuss your requirements.

A Standby Generator Is A Good Piece Of Insurance

What do you do when the lights go out? OK, in this country we have mains electric power, and we don’t have power outages too often, although they can and do occur. However, when the mains power does go down it can often stay down for several days if it is due to a storm and power lines have come down. This happened in the Great Storm of 1987 when some homes were without electricity for two weeks.

It is one thing if the power goes down at home, and quite another if your factory comes to a grinding halt and you have to stop production. That can finish up costing you a lot of money, and it could also lose you, customers. This is why more people today are investing in emergency standby generators that can take over if power outages occur. At Blades Power Generation we have both new and used generators for sale in the UK.

There are basically two types of emergency generators, either standby generators or portable generators. Both provide a supply of electricity off-grid and can provide enough power just to keep the lights on or to run your factory or office. Standby generators are permanently installed outside by a professional such as ourselves, while a portable generator can be stored inside if required, but must be taken outside in order to operate. Standby generators can run on petrol, propane, or natural gas, while portable generators run on petrol.

A standby generator can power everything in the home and can be triggered automatically when a power outage occurs. It will require regular maintenance and will need to be run for 15 minutes every week to keep everything ticking over.

Portable generators do not usually provide as much power, but they can keep the fridge and TV going, and keep the lights on while enabling you to charge your mobile phone and run your laptop. Of course, they need to be moved outside in the event of an outage (unless permanently stored outside) and started manually, so you need to be at home.

At Blades Power Generation we have used generators for sale in the UK and the stock that we have is obviously constantly changing. If you think that investing in a generator is a good idea for your home or business, give us a call to discuss your requirements.