Petrol for Home Generators?
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Petrol for Home Generators?

When given a choice between which types of HGI home generators it can be daunting. At HGI Home Generators we are here to help. If you are considering whether a petrol powered generator is what you are after, then this page could help you weigh up what a petrol generator would offer and how this suits your requirements. This type of generator would be perfect as a back-up generator or for power to individual appliances.


You have a wide range of options, making it easy for you to tailor the generator to your specific wants and needs. These options can include electric start generators, long run tanks and a number of socket outlets suited to multiple appliances.

Weight and Size

These generators are a lot lighter and smaller than diesel home generators. Our generators are portable and are most commonly used in homes for appliances in the event of a power failure.

Initial Cost

The major advantage is the initial cost. The initial cost will be a fraction of the initial investment in a diesel powered generator.


These generators are available in a variety of kW sizes starting from just a few hundred watts.

Repair Costs

Although a petrol units may be more likely to circum to small breakages and maintenance problems, there is a plus side in that, generally, these tend to be small problems and cheap to replace or fix. With diesel powered generators, however, the solution to a problem is rarely as simple or inexpensive.