There are two basic types of generators: portable and standby units. We’ve focused on the portable power generators in this guide because they’re affordable solutions perfect for the average homeowner. The Honda EU2200iTAG is our top pick because it's so quiet and powerful, thanks to inverter technology. It's on the pricier end, but it's totally worth it.
Our generator recommendations are all gas generators, producing low to medium amounts of wattage that’ll keep the average home humming.
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