Even though it’s been a few years since I bought my Generac iQ3500 electric start electric power utility, I still get a little jealous when I see the other models of home utility machines that are now available. My old machine was larger and bulkier than most of the new ones, so it took a little getting used to at first. It was actually kind of fun to power the lights in my garage all night long without having to run any cords.
Then one day I realized I was actually wasting money on buying a bigger power utility, while I could have gotten the same electricity for less by using a smaller, lighter Generac generator. The larger units are very unattractive and take up too much room. Also, they cost a lot of money and take up a lot of space. Not to mention, they tend to be more difficult to use and maintain. They tend to generate too much heat, which means you need to have a cooler setting on them when starting them up. This is the biggest complaint against these Generac generators.
A few years ago I decided to buy myself a smaller, lighter Generac model. Since then I’ve loved them both. They’re very easy to start, and the small size allows me to take them with me when going camping or on outings without having to lug a huge, unwieldy and potentially dangerous stand-up generator around with me. Not to mention that I no longer have to worry about spending money on an extension cord to keep an extension cord from being a hassle.
One of the best parts about having a small, lightweight electrical equipment like the Generac iQ3500 is that I no longer have to worry about damaging my electrical equipment. For one thing, I no longer have to deal with the loud screeching noises that are associated with a large, noisy machine. The small size allows it to run quietly enough that I don’t have to worry about disturbing anyone when running it. This alone has made it worth its weight in gold to me.
It’s also nice not to have to deal with an unsightly power utility cable that is a pain to have to deal with. With the Generac iQ3500 I don’t have to worry about that because it plugs into an outlet and automatically powers up. The power utility cable is long enough that it can easily be wrapped around the unit and tied off. This is a very convenient feature in itself.
This portable generator provides a steady stream of electricity for my laptop computer and all my other electronics. All I really use it for is powering up the computer and sometimes my video game system when I’m away from home. The small amount of electricity it consumes is more than sufficient for these activities. It does save me money compared to what it would cost me to buy a new television or some kind of electricity generating appliance for my home. Even if I were to sell my Generac iQ3500 and buy a new power utility appliance it would still be cheaper to use the same power source that I’ve been using for so many years than it will be to buy a new appliance.
It only consumes about 15 minutes to power up my laptop, even though it might be running for hours at a time at times. It’s a really small unit and plugs easily into any wall socket in my home. All I really need to do is to make sure that all three of my appliances are plugged into power during the day while I’m at work and then plug them in to the generator at night. My savings have totaled close to $1000 so far. The only time that I have to take a break and recharge the generator is when I take a short trip out of town.
I was pretty skeptical when I first purchased my Generac iQ3500 generator. However, after having it for a few months now I don’t really understand why I waited so long to purchase an energy efficient unit like this one. I actually save money on my electricity bills every single month now that I have it in my home. It’s just amazing that something so simple could save me so much money. I think that I may actually stick with this product for a long period of time, especially since I love the way it looks and operates.