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Buying The Best Used Backup Generator

Based in Houston, we supply equipment wherever you need it. For helpful sales and service, contact us at 281-962-1023 or visit our website.

Have recent storms increased your concerns about business disruption due to power outages? If so, you may be thinking about getting a generator to provide backup power

Plan Ahead For Power Outages

Based on statistics compiled by West Bend, a generator manufacturer, there has been an 8% annual increase in power outages in the United States over the last 10 years, especially in the summer. The average power outage lasts between one and eight hours. Whether your business is administrative or manufacturing, the longer the power outage, the more damage to your productivity and profitability.

What To Consider When Buying A Generator

When you need to buy a generator, consider the following variables:

  • Do you want a portable or standby generator? Or do you need continuous power?
  • Is electricity from the grid available to power your generator in a place you want to use it?
  • Do you want to buy a new or used generator, or will a rental serve your purposes?
  • What fuel do you want it to be powered with?
  • What equipment do you want to keep running during a power outage?
  • What wattage do you need for your operations?
  • Do you need to install a generator with a soundproof canopy to prevent excessive noise?
  • What are the maintenance requirements?
  • What brand of engine do you prefer?

Scoping Out Your Generator Online

Once you have an idea of what you need, you might go to a local dealer, but as is true with many business transactions today, a considerable amount of generator shopping is done online. You can also learn a lot about generators by studying manufacturers' websites, along with blogs and technical information about the products. Especially if you are looking for a used or rental generator, you can check out units far out of your geographic region online.

When you're ready, you'll find that you can even buy a generator on Craigslist, eBay, or This might be a good move if you know exactly what you need. Secondhand generator sellers can provide the basic specs, along with records that show how long the generator has been in use. This means you must put your trust in the honesty of the seller, who might be a private individual or a company.

Buying From Coastal Power and Equipment

A much more effective way to buy generators is to go to Coastal Power and Equipment of Houston. We have a broad selection of generators in every style and capacity and have a trained sales staff who can explain the differences between models and help you find the right one for your business. Whether the generator you want is located in Houston or Duluth, we arrange shipping. If we don't have the generator you want, we can obtain it from our wide array of connections around the world.

The advantages of buying a generator at Coastal Power and Equipment. Just start with the selection.

  • We offer rental models to meet your emergency or temporary needs.
  • We buy your used natural gas or diesel generators when you don't need them anymore or you're upgrading.
  • We are committed to offering no-hassle service. We can come to your location to install your generator.
  • We repair generators with 24-hour emergency service, available nationwide.
  • We offer preventive maintenance plans to reduce unplanned downtime.

Call Us Today

Our knowledgeable technical personnel will chat with you by phone if you have questions when you explore our generators. Unlike dealing with an unknown seller on eBay, we offer you an expanded selection of generators as well as the services to keep them in excellent condition.