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Difference Between Standby and Portable Generators

By: Jodi Marks

When the power to your home fails, a standby generator goes to work automatically. It then shuts itself off when the utility power resumes. With a portable generator, you have to move it outside, find the gas can and extension cords, fill the gas tank, run the cords through the house, manually start the generator, and refuel it every few hours.

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