Storm Preparedness – Portable Generators and Wattage for Appliances

Posted on: October 15th, 2022 by mitm_admin | 1 Comment

Portable Generators and Proper Wattage for Different Appliances

Snow. Wind. Ice. Electrical storms. All these elements can wipe out your home’s power for hours or even days. Are you prepared? Don’t be left in the dark. Let Mi-T-M help you prepare for the unexpected.

Electricity is a commodity most Americans take for granted. But when winter ice storms and spring thunder and lightning storms knock out power, many go into full panic mode.

If your electricity goes out, questions begin running through your mind: How long will our food last in the refrigerator? How will we stay warm? Where can we hear the news? What if our basement floods? Where can we charge our appliances? How will we cook our meals? Is the water safe to drink? How can we open our automatic garage doors?

Unfortunately, we can’t control the weather, but we can help you plan ahead and prepare for emergencies. Mi-T-M sells a large array of generators that help in tough situations. For homes, our unique inverters are equipped with CO detection and designed with inverter technology for reduced size, weight, noise and fuel consumption.

Our generators come in many sizes—ranging from 2,000 to 14,000-watts—and types, including portable generators for residential use and commercial models. These rugged machines provide safe, reliable and quiet backup for all your electrical needs.

Different appliances require different levels of wattage as the below graphic shows.

Household Appliance Wattage

How large of a generator should you buy?

Think about your electrical needs during a power outage.

  • What can’t you live without?
  • Calculate the total wattage of all the appliances you wish to use—wattage can be located on each unit’s nameplate or found through on the manufacturer’s website—then multiply that number by three.

The total will tell you what size generator you need.

Our smaller inverter and generator units can easily power lights, phone chargers and appliances like a radio. Larger generator units, can keep your refrigerator running or allow you to watch TV during power outages.

Portable Generator Safety

For your safety—and to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning—all portable generators should be used outdoors or in well-ventilated areas only. Do not run a generator in your home, garage, crawl space, attic, basement or any other enclosed area. Instead, place your portable generator outside.

Contact Mi-T-M or one of our dealers, today. We’ll discuss the best power solutions for all your needs.

 

One Response

  1. iecomfortac says:

    Having an electric home generator certainly comes in handy in these situations and can also be extremely useful for keeping your power needs covered in other sets of circumstances as well.

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