A generator is a worthwhile expenditure whose relevance and usefulness is often overlooked. However, it is a known fact that generators can be quite expensive especially the more popular and high capacity ones. Since there are lots of available options, there is a tendency to go for the cheaper options rather than the more expensive ones since they all perform similar functions. However, this is a bad consideration and the reasons for this are quite compelling. There are at least 5 reasons why you should not allow price to determine your choice of generator.
Shorter Lifespan: Cheap generator implies that the components used in the manufacture of the generator are substandard and thus are likely to have a shorter lifespan than the more expensive one. Hence, in a bid to cut costs, there is a likelihood of purchasing a substandard product that would not last long. At the end, the buyer would be at the losing end.
Noise Pollution: Since the components tend to be substandard, the noise output of the generator will be likely high than the more expensive alternative. Hence, what you avoid paying for in terms of price, you will pay for in terms of discomfort due to the noise output. It is normal for every generator to emit noise but the inferior nature of the engine of a cheaper generator invariably implies that it will be more likely to emit more noise and it is also likely to emit more carbon dioxide.
Subpar Customer Support: This may not be a common phenomenon, but there is a likelihood of receiving subpar customer support in terms of lodging complaints compared to when the generator purchased is a quality one. Perhaps, this could be as a result of the prior understanding that the generator is likely to develop a fault especially when it is put to use consistently, hence in a bid to discourage consistent complaints from the client, the customer support may adopt a hostile approach in attending to the customer.
Warranty: The warranty attached to a lower-priced generator will potentially pale in comparison to a higher-priced one. Hence, the buyer of a cheaper generator has a high-risk level than the buyer of a more pricy generator.
Technically, while it may look smart to opt for a cheaper generator, in the final analysis, the buyer of a more expensive generator is better off.