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Feb 03

Why You Should Rent A Generator For Your Next Event

By: Patti Dinneen


We know: it's no fun talking about rental generators. There is nothing fancy or trendy about a generator; however, there is nothing worse than losing power during your wedding or having your tent's AC cut out amid a heat wave. It's pretty simple; access to consistent power can make or break your event. Find out why it matters to work with professionals and why big is better when it comes to generators.

Kinsley's Kohler generators and other energy efficient offerings can be implemented in a wide variety of situations.

Benefits of Renting a Generator For an Event

  • Kohler generators are clean and silent, eliminating the smell and noise of gas generators
  • Perfect for placement near booths at scheduled events.
  • Portability allows for easy transportation and event access.

What other types of events can these power options be used for? Well, you can rent a Kohler generator for any festival, party, expo, street fair, camp out, workshop, dance, corporate gathering, wedding, lifestyle fair, or flea market.

Sizing Your Generator

The size of your generator will depend on the number of items you have that require electricity. Typically this includes lighting, catering, restroom trailers, photo booths, bands (or a DJ). It may seem tempting to try and save money by renting a generator from your local home improvement store; however, these generators are abhorrently loud. There is nothing romantic about eating dinner with a machine humming like a lawnmower in the background. Also, local home improvement generators rarely provide enough power for your event. By our estimates, the average wedding or event with a 200 person guest count uses 20KW of power.  We suggest these for many events: not only do they safely provide enough power for your event, they also hum at a whisper level (compare this with the annoying alternative).

Calling for a rental generator?  Here's what we will need to know:

  • Kilowatt (kw) size and voltage
  • Destination of rental
  • Application of rental
  • Length of time you'll need the rental
  • Estimated run-time in hours per week or month
  • Certificate of insurance listing Kinsley Power Systems as a co-insured
  • For cable rentals, how many feet the unit will be from the electrical connection
  • Payment information
  • How you intend to service the unit

Why Choose Kinsley Power Systems For Your Power Equipment Rental

If you rent from Kinsley, you receive power systems expertise and knowledge along with an A-class product. We handle a multitude of jobs, from complex high-voltage applications to one-day special events. We also stock thousands of feet of camlocked cable and auxiliary fuel tanks. We offer unique Emergency Power Planning (EPP) services, which ensure the quickest response in emergency situations. There is no obligation necessary for this service, simply provide your information on our EPP Worksheet and return it to us. The details of your site will then be entered into our database and you will be in line to receive the fastest possible response when you need it most.

As the exclusive distributor of Kohler Power Systems solutions in the Western New England, Kinsley focuses on the specification, sales and service of permanently installed generators, transfer switches, and switchgear (from 8.5kW home systems to 3.25MW industrial generators).

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