On Saturday, December 12th, Red-D-Arc supplied a 45kVA generator and 4 propane industrial heaters in partnership with BC Rentals, to a local Vancouver, BC event called The Vancouver Street Store. The Street Store is a free outdoor pop-up store facilitated by Employ to Empower, held each December for residents in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. The goal of the store is to provide a dignified holiday shopping experience where residents can choose what they need at no cost, and it’s set up like traditional shops, with departments in different tents and volunteers who act as sales assistants.
Planning for emergency power outages due to weather, brown-outs, or natural disasters by using a generator rental can save your business thousands of dollars in lost revenues. However, to get the most out of your generator, you need to choose the correct size and type for the job.
The Importance of Choosing the Right-Size Generator
Cost-conscious business owners may be tempted to try to get by with an underpowered generator to save money, but this is not a good idea. Using the wrong size generator can damage both the generator and the equipment that is being powered by it, which can end up being more expensive than renting the correct size generator in the first place. When estimating your emergency power needs, it is better to choose a generator based on the high end of your estimate for several reasons:
Once you have determined the type and size of generator you need, the next big question is usually whether you should get a generator rental or purchase a generator outright. Several factors determine which route is best for you.
Advantages of Renting
The primary benefit of renting a generator instead of buying one is that the upfront costs are lower. The purchase price of a large industrial generator can be twenty to well over one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. If cash flow is a concern, renting may be a more attractive option, and the lower cost isn’t the only benefit.