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Storm Preparedness – Tips & Tools To Keep You Safe

Posted on: May 7th, 2019 by | No Comments

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Plan. Backup Plan. Backup-Backup Plan.

Planning and preparing are the best ways to get ahead of severe weather season.  Knowing what to do in the event of a storm emergency caused by a tornado, hurricane, tsunami, flash-flooding, mud-slide, earthquake and anything in-between can mean the difference between life, death, or severe injury.

Here are some things to consider, depending on the type of severe weather you experience:

  • Have a list of items to gather quickly, such as survival gear, food, water, medicine, and pet supplies to take to your family’s shelter or take with you during an evacuation
  • Have a planned meeting location if you get separated
  • Plan for short power outages by having battery operated devices ready to go, such as flashlights and cell phones
  • Have a battery-operated radio to get updated weather information
  • Discuss the plan with all of your family members

The spring and summer storm seasons are always unpredictable, so start these preparations soon. Check out the following tips and get ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at you!

 

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Portable Generators and Proper Wattage for Different Appliances

Your electricity just got knocked out by a storm. How long will you be in the dark? The freezer, TV, sump-pump, and all other major appliances have stopped working. Your food may thaw, your basement may flood, and your phone may lose power. What are you going to do? Purchase a Mi-T-M portable generator and never worry about power again!

When it comes to electricity, nothing is more truthful than the saying “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” 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 equipment that helps homeowners stay safe during storms and power outages. How? Our generators convert mechanical energy into electricity. Our unique inverters are designed with inverter technology for reduced size, weight, noise, and fuel consumption.

Our generators come in many sizes—from 2,000 watts to 14,000 watts— including portable generators for residential use and commercial models. These rugged machines provide safe and reliable backup for your home electrical needs. Different appliances require different levels of wattage as this graphic shows.

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Do You Rely on At-Home Medical Equipment?

When you or a loved one rely on electricity for assistive technology and medical devices, a power outage is more than an inconvenience. It can be life-threatening.  First, always keep your medical devices in good working order and charged up, if possible.  Second, find out if the devices can be connected to a generator or an inverter without being harmed. And last, contact your local electric utility and EMS provider, and alert them that there is a medical device in your home that needs electricity.  When they know someone dependent on electricity for medical devices is in the area, they will attempt to restore power there faster.

However, storms aren’t the only things that cause power failures.  A Mi-T-M portable generator or inverter is a worthwhile investment when you or a loved one is dependent on electric medical devices.

 

Keep Your Business Open During a Power Outage

If you’re a small business owner, a Mi-T-M portable generator could keep your doors open during a power outage. If your inventory includes perishables, a generator is truly a necessity.  Contact Mi-T-M or one of our dealers to find out exactly what type of generator will keep you in business during a power outage.

Is Bigger Better?

Think about your electrical needs during a power outage.

  • What are your “electric essentials?”
  • Calculate the total wattage of all the appliances you wish to use—wattage can be located on each unit’s nameplate or found on the manufacturer’s website—then multiply that number by three.

The total will tell you what size generator you need.

You’ll need to put serious thought into what the conditions will be like when you lose power, which will help you determine your final purchase. Will the generator be a short-term solution for outages caused by lightning or a long-term solution for power-grid damage caused by earthquakes? Will it power your entire home or just a few devices? Our smallest units can easily power lights, your phone charger, and/or appliances like your radio. Larger generator units, for example, can keep your refrigerator and sump pump running while allowing you to watch TV to get crucial news. Regardless of size, Mi-T-M’s portable generators and inverter units provide the power you need and the peace of mind you desire.

After the Storm

Storm debris clean-up can be a big job but first, be sure to document all the storm damage before you start the clean-up process.  Unfortunately, if you need to use a chainsaw, the sawdust mess is almost worse.   Use a Mi-T-M pressure washer appropriately around your home or business to quickly remove sawdust, leaves and small branches from sidewalks, driveways, and vehicles.  Whether the job requires hot-water washing, cold-water washing, high or low pressure, a powerful gas engine or a quiet, electric engine, Mi-T-M has the right pressure washer for you.

While quickly removing unwanted water, a portable Mi-T-M water pump can also pump out storm debris and waste, depending on the model and size.  They’re gasoline powered, so you can start clean-up without electricity. There’s no need to set up a bucket brigade to get flood water out of your home or business-just use a dependable and compact Mi-T-M water pump.

Contact Mi-T-M or one of our dealers today. We’ll discuss the best power solutions for all your needs. Click here for more information about how to prepare for power outages.

 

 

What kind of portable generator do I need for my RV?

Posted on: May 6th, 2019 by | 6 Comments

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Planes, Trains or …….. RVs?

Imagine never waiting in airport lines again, avoiding crowded buses and trains, never booking another hotel room, or asking to stay with relatives and friends.

 

No, you’re not dreaming. When you own a recreational vehicle (RV), you can travel almost anywhere, anytime, set your own agenda, and let the open road guide you.

 

About 10 percent of American households over age 55 own an RV. Some use motorhomes and campers for occasional travel and special events. But some people actually live in their RV’s. The number of full time RVers in the United States is about one million people, according to RVing Guide.

 

Camping is one of the most popular activities in the United States. More than 6 million new North American households have adopted the camping lifestyle since 2014. That’s a tidy sum. Clearly, people love the great outdoors. RV owners simply do it from inside their homes on wheels.

 

Whether you drive a grand Class A motorhome, steer a mid-sized Class C, or tow a travel trailer behind you, you’ll need a reliable power source for all of your essential accessories, equipment and devices. Without a generator, you’re just camping in a vehicle. With a good generator, you’ve got a luxury hotel on wheels.

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Let’s Generate Some Power

Buying a portable generator is well worth the initial investment. You’ll soon wonder how you ever lived without one. However, before you purchase a generator, make sure to select a model that fits your power needs.

 

When it comes to generators, size does matter. Make sure you get the right amount of power for the right price. Here’s a math equation you’ll want to consider: Amps x Volts = Watts.

 

Look around ysmall generatorour RV. What accessories, equipment, and devices will you need power to operate? A coffee maker, a TV, a laptop, an air conditioner? Will you need to charge or run any at the same time? To determine what size generator you will need, add up the total watts of all the items for which you’ll need power and select a model that can easily handle your anticipated needs. At Mi-T-M, we’ll be glad to help you make these calculations.

How Can Mi-T-M Help?

If you like the strong, silent type, you’ll love our Mi-T-M generators. We offer both 2000-watt and 3000-watt compact inverter generators. As opposed to a standard generator, an inverter type has fewer moving parts, offers better fuel efficiency, and provides digital wave manipulation capabilities.

Both our models are designed to be quiet and powerful. The last thing you need is a lot of irksome noise from a generator. The first thing you need is strength. Our generators are ideal for charging and powering equipment and devices while traveling, as well as during recreational activities.

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You’ll appreciate many special features of our generators, including:

  • Insulated side panels that reduce noise
  • Recoil start
  • Copper windings
  • Low-oil shutdown
  • USB port for electronics
  • Wheels for portability
  • Easy grip handles
  • Commercial quality AC power for sensitive electronics

 

If you need more than 3000 watts of power, simply use our parallel connection port box accessory. This appliance connects two Mi-T-M inverter generators together to utilize the power of both units at once. The inverters are not RV-ready and they will need an adapter .

 

Mi-T-M knows the advantages of owning a portable generator. We’re happy to help you choose a generator that’s right for your needs. Let us answer your questions before you embark on your next travel adventure.

 

 

 

Storm Preparedness – Portable Generators and Wattage for Appliances

Posted on: November 27th, 2018 by | No Comments

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Portable Generators and Proper Wattage for Different Appliances

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

 

Electricity is a commodity most Americans take for granted. But when winter ice storms and spring rains knock out our power, many people go into full panic mode. The news is often full of U.S. cities and entire regions crippled by blackouts.

 

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 garage automatic doors?

 

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 equipment that helps homeowners stay safe during storms and power outages. How? Our generators convert mechanical energy into electricity. For homes, our unique inverters are designed with inverter technology for reduced size, weight, noise, and fuel consumption.

 

Our generators come in many sizes—from 2,000 watts 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 your home electrical needs. Different appliances require different levels of wattage as this graphic shows.

portable generator for home

How large 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 smallest units can easily power lights, your phone charger, and/or appliances like your radio. You choose what is most important to you. Larger generator units, for example, can keep your refrigerator running or allow you to watch TV during the power outage.

 

Mi-T-M’s portable generators and inverter units provide peace of mind. Don’t be thrust back into the pioneer days of yore. Our high-quality portable generators will return you to the 21st century.

Portable Generator Safety

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

 

Contact Mi-T-M or one of our dealers today. We’ll discuss the best power solutions for all your needs. Click here for more information about how to prepare for power outages.

 

The Mi-T-M Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on: November 5th, 2018 by | No Comments

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The holidays are quickly approaching which means you’re running out of time to get the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Surprise the spouse, parent, sibling or friend you’ll be shopping for this year by getting them their first Mi-T-M product, or helping them upgrade to a newer model.

 

The following guide is intended to give you the information necessary to make the best purchasing decision possible. You will need to know a bit about how the recipient of the gift will likely use it, indicating the specific model or style to purchase. Take a moment to learn about the many benefits of purchasing a

Mi-T-M product.

 

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Pressure Washers:

We all take pride in owning nice things, but cleaning and maintaining them is sometimes a pain. One of the most enjoyable cleaning methods around any home is with the assistance of a pressure washer! Pressure washers make even the toughest cleaning jobs easy by blasting away the grease, dirt, and grime.

 

Pressure washers can be used outside the home on siding, sidewalks, garage floors, driveways, decks, playhouses, and much more. Using a pressure washer to clean property will breathe life back into a variety of surfaces, giving your home a newer and cleaner feeling.

 

Pressure washers come in a variety of styles, as well as electric or gas-powered. If there are cleaning jobs to take care of indoors, the electric pressure washer is the best option as it’s exhaust-free. If you’re looking for something that travels well, you’ll want to look into the hand-carry and portable units. Moving these washers around will be the easiest part of any cleaning job.

 

If the fortunate recipient already has a pressure washer, maybe now is a great time to upgrade their unit. Mi-T-M products are built to last, getting the job done long after their cheaper competitors have been discarded. Many businesses offer great incentives on certain products, so keep an eye open for your opportunity to upgrade a store near you.

 

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Generators:

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you’ve been wanting or needing, but for whatever reason just haven’t gotten around to purchasing yet. One such item that nearly everyone could use is a generator. A generator is perfect for the home, camping or other recreational activities enjoyed throughout the year. You’ll be faced with two main options when looking for generators: traditional generators and inverter generators.

 

A traditional generator uses fossil fuel to power the engine which creates power through an alternator. An inverter generator draws power from a fixed DC source and uses electronic circuitry to “invert” the DC power into AC power. Inverter generators are much quieter than traditional generators. This relatively new technology is very popular with campers.

 

You will most likely be interested in gifting a recreational or emergency type generator, which is what most consumers look for when not intending to use the generator for professional applications. Mi-T-M generators are powerful enough to act as a backup power source in case a home’s electricity ever goes out. These handy generators are easily transportable. The Mi-T-M ChoreMaster is a great option if you think the recipient would use it as both a recreational and emergency tool.

 

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Air Compressors:

Everyone enjoys convenience, and that is exactly what Mi-T-M air compressors provide. The recipient of an air compressor doesn’t need to use it on a daily basis in order for it to be an appropriate gift. Whomever you purchase an air compressor for will most likely have many uses for it beyond filling up a tire. Whether it’s for construction, auto maintenance, cleaning, etc. An air compressor is a great addition to any workshop or garage.

 

There are a variety of consumer-grade air compressors that meet a wide range of needs. Most consumers will use a gas or electric single-stage compressor and the tanks can range in size from 4 gallon to 8 gallon. Mi-T-M air compressors are available in portable and hand-carry models. As you can imagine, a hand-carry model is easily moved with minimal effort and portable compressors are built to easily travel. The most important part of choosing between an electric and gas air compressor is knowing whether or not it will be used indoors or outdoors. An electric compressor can be safely used inside and out, as opposed to a gas compressor that should only be used outside. To get expert advice on which compressor best fits your lucky recipient’s needs, contact the Mi-T-M dealer nearest you.

 

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Propane Patio Heaters:

Give the gift of quality time spent with family and friends under the warm glow of a Mi-T-M propane patio heater. These amazing heaters stand upright as a decorative piece and distribute heat evenly around your space, warming a 210 sq. ft. radius and providing the right amount of comfort. This heater works well throughout the year and is a great way to help the recipient enjoy the outdoors and entertain guests even in chilly temperatures.

 

 

Accessories:

If you’re looking for stocking-stuffer ideas, consider some of the best equipment accessories available from Mi-T-M. A rotating nozzle or gutter cleaning attachment can seriously boost the cleaning power of an existing pressure washer unit or of course, one recently gifted. You’ll also find generator covers, air compressor blow guns, air hoses and more. Easy to install and use, our accessories will be a welcomed addition to any unit. Our accessories, like our equipment, are designed and made by leading industry engineers.

 

If you’re unsure of which piece of equipment will make the perfect gift, simply talk with a dealer to get the expert advice you need. They will help you identify the equipment & models that will best fit their needs.