Luckily, Home Depot has a feature on their website to help navigate their virtual aisles of generators and pick the right one for you. First step is deciding what type:
- A portable generator is best for people who want a less expensive, portable unit. You can even use a compact portable generator to power some devices in your apartment as long as you can keep it outdoors and with your landlord's permission.
- A standby generator is best for homeowners who want extra security. A standby will turn on automatically when the power goes out (even if you're away) and keep trucking even in severe weather. It will power many high-wattage devices that a portable generator isn't able to power.
Once you figure out what type you need, Home Depot's Generator finder can help you find the right model. Just input a few preferences—like price, wattage and brand—and then compare available models.