Hiring A Generator: Frequently Asked Questions
Are you hiring a generator for a local event in Gloucestershire? As hiring a generator isn't a common occurrence in the average person's lifetime, it's unsurprising that you may have a lot of questions regarding the matter. With over 30 years of experience in providing a reliable and efficient hire service to domestic and commercial clients across Gloucestershire, we have compiled a brief list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers below. If your question isn't listed below, please feel free to contact us via 01172541059 or use the contact form to forward your query.
What is kVA?
We have dedicated a page to help answer this question- you can view it HERE.
What size generator do I need?
As this is an extremely popular question, we have outlined the detailed answer HERE.
Why do I need a generator?
You may need a generator to back up power to your home or business in the event of a power outage. By backing up power, your business will be able to proceed even if a power outage occurs. Power on Rent have a range of generators available, ideal for use at a variety of settings such as offices, retail, corporation, construction, or at home. A portable generator can be used at home to provide temporary power when you are carrying out extensive home improvement projects.
Will I experience a lot of noise from a generator? Do you offer silent generators?
Unfortunately, all generators will generate a level of noise output in operation. For areas or events that are sound sensitive, we can offer silent generator which will not distract from the enjoyment from the event.
Will the generator provide my house or business with sufficient energy?
Yes, the generator will provide your house with sufficient energy. To be sure of this, we can assist you in calculating the amount of energy needed for your home or business on a daily basis. This will then help us calculate the generator that matches the energy requirement at your home or business.
What is your service area?
We offer our generator hire service within an 80 mile radius of Bristol. However, you are free to transport the generator to any location within the agreed hired timeframe. This means you can maximise the efficiency of generator during the hire period. However, please note that we cannot carry out regular ongoing maintenance whilst the generator is out of our hire area.
Do you offer service and maintenance for hired generators?
Generators, especially those running all the time, need to be maintained according to manufacturer's specifications. We offer generator service and maintenance within 80 miles of Bristol. For long-term hire, we provide regular upkeep and maintenance as part of the hire package.
What setting up services are offered?
When you hire a generator from us, we offer the basic installation unless you agree to an additional service charge. When the generator is ready for collection, it needs to be disassembled and packed ready for collection. These conditions are explained in the hire invoice.
Must a generator be inside or outside?
If possible, you should avoid using a generator indoors as it can release dangerous fumes as a byproduct. If you must, ensure that the model of generator is safe for indoor use and follow all safety guidelines. Generators stationed outside should have a canopy made to fit over its top to protect it from weather elements.
Are diesel generators just backup generators or are they designed for prime power?
Our generators are powerful enough as the sole source of power for an outdoor event or to offset a power outage. If you are not sure how much power you need, our friendly and knowledgeable engineers will be more than happy to assist.