Electricity is a part of life; almost every device in the world make use of electric. Through electricity, we light up our homes, charge our phones, watch our favorite stations on the TV, power up our computer and every other electronic device.
Electricity is not only for home use alone, but it is also needed in business, hospital, companies, and even churches need power too.
Every activity in life needs electricity to function properly.
Most countries in the world today, especially the developed one – has provided their citizens with 24 hours uninterrupted power supply.
Some countries may not have achieved this, but they try to provide sufficient power, especially in major cities in their nation.
In Nigeria, the government is doing its best within their capacity to make sure there is an improvement in power generation and distribution all over the country.
But still, the power available to us is very far from what the entire nation needs; this resulted in epileptic power all over the country.
The only alternative everyone has to get a personal source of power for their household or business.
Among the alternatives are Solar Power, Inverters, UPS and Generator.
Most Nigerians will prefer buying a generator because it is the most affordable source of power. UPS too is affordable, but the power capacity is limited.
This post will focus on generators as a source of power generation.
How to choose the type of generator to buy
There are three things everyone must consider before selecting a generator set.
1. Amount of power needed
The amount of power required will determine the size of generator to buy. Generator power can be calculated in KVA (Kilo Volt Ampere). The more the appliances you need to power, the more the generator power you will need.
2. The type of fuel
Generators use mainly petrol or diesel, while some industrial generators make use of gas.
Among these fuel types, you should know which is most convenient for you, especially in terms of safety and proximity.
3. Cost of generator
Like we know, most Nigerians are on a budget and “one can’t give what they don’t have“.
Most people will like to choose their choice base on the amount of money they have budgeted for it, not minding the quality or the amount of power it produces. As long as it can light up their homes, they are good with it.
Best Generator Brands to buy in Nigeria
In listing the best portable household generators in Nigeria, we considered three major factors to get our complete list; Availability, Affordability, and Quality.
1. Tiger Generators
Tiger generators were among first portable generator that stormed the Nigeria market with the smallest generator popularly called “l pass my neighbor“. The gen happens to be the most affordable generator in the market; maybe it’s because they range between 0.95KVA – 1.2KVA.
Tiger also other variety of generator up to 10KVA, they are known for quality and have lots of distributors nationwide.
If you are looking for a cost-efficient power generator, then think of Elepaq.
Since Elepaq arrived in Nigeria market, they have won lots of loyal customers. It is the number one choice for most Nigerians, and their quality is unquestionable. Elepaq generators are affordable; you will find it in any gen sales shop next to your location.
3. Sumec Firman
One great thing about Firman generator products is it conserves fuel very much more than most other generator products. The product is very much affordable, reliable and has a mark of quality.
A good number of Nigerians are choosing this product, and the sales are currently on the high side, all because of what the products offer.
4. Haier Thermocool
Haier Thermocool product is most known for producing the best of refrigerators in the Nigeria market. They also produce generators of fantastic look and quality.
They were the first products I discovered that produced portable gen with remote control. They have many distributors, so laying hands on them will not be an issue.
Honda is a Japanese brand known for durability and best of quality. If you need a generator your children will inherit from you – then Honda is the answer.
Although their price is quite expensive more than every other on the list here, every good quality comes with a price.