Is a Rental Generator Right for You?

If you anticipate needing a generator in the near future, you may be wondering if a purchase or a rental would be best for you. In a nutshell, if you need the generator for a short period of time or for a fixed task, it’s probably more cost feasible to simply rent a unit. Here are some considerations to ask yourself when looking for a generator rental in Alberta.


First and foremost, what are you going to be using the generator for and for how long? Is it for one time use only due to a special application, need or project? Will those occasions be recurring? Do you plan to use a generator again, on a regular basis? Basically, if you’re looking at a one-time deal, a rental is the best way to go. You’ll save money and hassle in the short term. However, if you quickly find yourself needing to rent a generator due to situations that arise unexpectedly, you may want to invest in your own to save time and money over the long haul.

Uncertain Future

If you have the cash now but aren’t sure you will later, a one-time rental may be in order. Or, perhaps you are looking to eventually purchase a generator but are uncertain about what kind to get. Renting now can give you a better idea of what’s out there, the features you may want, the price points you’re looking at and more. This is a great chance to try out a model and see if it will make a good fit in the future.


If you don’t have the time or crew to devote to ongoing maintenance on your own generator, a rental makes more sense. They don’t have to be regularly serviced by your technicians, which lowers costs for your workforce as well as repair parts. When you rent a generator, you’re getting the best in regards to well-maintained machines and the latest in high-performance machinery.

Remember, generators require regular maintenance even if they’re sitting around unused. On top of that, if you have no extra storage or a means of transporting the generator, you’re probably best off with a rental.

Contact RLN Energy

RLN Energy supplies rental generators for any stand-by or prime power application. If we do not have it in stock at the moment, no worries: we will quickly locate one and set it up wherever you need power. We offer a variety of mobile generators that are easy to guide into place. Lean on us to access and mobilize large portable power modules quickly and effectively thanks to the use of large reciprocating units, diesel or natural gas.

Contact us today at 780-991-8575 to learn more about our rental options.

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