The Best Honda Generators for Home Emergency Backup Power
The Best Honda Generators for Home Emergency Backup Power Winter is coming and that means New England storms. It could be leftovers from a Hurricane, or a full blown Blizzard but one thing is for sure, the power could go out. You want to be prepared this winter with an emergency backup power solution. In this article we will go over the best choices for a home emergency backup generator. Like many of our articles we will be diving into what we know best: Honda Generators. We will cover multiple size choices depending on your backup power needs and budget.
Small Home & Portable Emergency Power Generators
If the power goes out, you might not need to power your entire home, but you do need to power specific appliances. The Honda EU2200 series of generator is your ticket to do just that.
The Honda EU2200is series of portable generators can power your smaller appliances when you need it most. These generators come in two configurations, firstly the EU2200is "Inverter" which features two 20A 125V Duplex receptacles (Think standard home plugs) But maybe you need a 30A receptacle to run something else? No problem Honda has you covered with the EU2200is Companion Generator which features a single 20A 125V receptacle and a 30A receptacle.
These generators can run, but are not limited to: Refrigerator or Freezer (Energy Star), Microwave Oven, Incandescent Lights, Portable fan, TV / DVD, Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Computer, Garage Door Opener, Blender
Need more power? Add a second EU2200i for additional power. Two identical models can be paralleled with an optional cable for up to 4400 watts of power. The EU2200i will also parallel with EU2000iK1/T1 models.
Maybe you need even more power? Our best choice for a mid-size , mid price Honda emergency power back up generator is the EM6500SX 6500 watt 120/240V generator with CO-MINDER™
Why choose the EM6500SX generator over the other Honda Generator Options?
Compared to the EU3000iS and the EM5000SX generators the EM6500SX offers the best value-for-power. This is because you get an extra 1,500 watts of power for just $600 compared to the EM5000SX. This extra power might not seem like very much, but it will aid you in having a reliable backup power source and you won't have to worry about not having enough power (depending on what you are running)
The EM6500SX generator provides you with 7,000 watts for 10 sec to start larger equipment, A Long run time - up to 9.8 hrs, which translates to having to fuel up less often. Easy and reliable Electric start (don't worry there is a recoil backup) Honda My Generator app + Bluetooth®capability and CO-MINDER: advanced carbon monoxide detection system.
What can the EM6500SX run?
Refrigerator or Freezer (Energy Star)
Furnace Fan, gas or fuel oil
TV / DVD
Garage Door Opener
Note: I've personally owned a Honda EM6500 for the last 10 years. It's been a dream generator compared to my old Generac. It might be a bit older but it still runs perfectly. It's been a fantastic, easy to use generator and has worked without a single hiccup since the day I brought it home. - Chris
Last but not least, the best choice for a Home Emergency Power Generator for those of you who have a larger home with larger power requirements. The best choice is the Honda EU7000is 7000 watt 120/240V inverter generator with CO-MINDER™
The Honda EU7000is Generator is in stock today (10/5/2022) at Gilford Hardware & Outdoor Power Equipment. This is a very hard-to-find model and probably won't last very long. We currently have two left, if you need a reliable back up power source to survive the New England winter contact us today!
What Size Generator do I need for Emergency Home Backup Power?
This is a common question which customers ask all the time. The answer isn't as easy though, this is because it depends on what your power requirements are. The best way is to figure out which appliances you will absolutely need to run if the power goes out. The requirements can usually be found on the products website or inside the manual. After you calculate the total amount of start-up power needed you can view the Honda Power Needs Page here.
New England weather can change at a moments notice, having a reliable backup power source ready-to-run is a great way to not be "stuck in the dark." It doesn't matter if you need the smallest or largest generator because they are made by Honda. This translates to innovation, reliability and productivity which will improve your life overall. Thanks for reading and if you aren't from the New England area but stumbled upon this post, please shop local!
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