Surviving Storm Season: Strategies and Power Backup Solutions

Surviving Storm Season: Strategies and Power Backup Solutions

It’s time to baton down the hatches with an effective plan for storm-proofing your home.

Every year, homes and businesses lose billions of dollars to storms and flooding. Yet almost a third of Australians aged between 18 and 44 don’t have a strategy in place to deal with the havoc a storm can wreak.

Read on for the measures you need to put in place, from power backup solutions to handy household tips so you and your home stay better protected.

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All The Support You Need When Taking Your Home Off-Grid

There's something rather satisfying about lying back in your hammock and looking at the stars. There's an added bonus when you can totally relax once and for all, knowing that your family home and farm can function independently with off-grid power.

A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into creating a solar-powered system that keeps you self-sufficient (well almost). Find out why you need a backup and the best types of quiet, petrol generators for the job as we examine all the right options.

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Your Ideal Generator For Off-Grid Living

Freedom and independence are the 2-star attractions of off-grid living. Even then we still tend to rely on a power source for those electrical appliances that we can’t live without.

If you want to reap the benefits of remote-style working, the chances are you’ll still need to recharge a phone or laptop battery. So what’s the best way to have your cake and eat it too? How do you reconcile off-grid living with modern-day self-reliance?

Read on to find out how and why a top-quality petrol-powered generator is a solution.

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Everything You Need to Know About Generator Features

Are you ready to buy your first generator? Maybe you have an older generator but now realise that the market is far different than it was five or ten years ago. At Maxwatt we want to help you select the right generator for your unique needs, so we’ve put together a quick guide filled with everything you need to know about generator features.

Whether you’re searching for one of the quiet generators that won’t disturb the neighbours, or you need a portable generator for your worksite, we have the information you need to select wisely. Let’s get started.

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What To Look For In A Portable Backup Home Generator

A portable backup generator can keep you and your family safe, secure, and comfortable in the event you may lose power. Choosing a backup generator can seem like a complicated process, but it doesn't have to be.  Let's discuss a few things so you can make an informed and educated decision when choosing a backup home generator.

There are many different types of backup home generators on the market, so it's important to make sure that you get one with a four-stroke engine to ensure reliability and keep it running for many years. There are other things to look for also such as manufacturers' warranties that cover parts and labor for at least a year. Once you know what to look for in your home backup generator, the choices will become clearer.

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions About Owning A Petrol Generator

A petrol generator is the backbone of many industries but they have plenty of recreational uses as well. Whether you’re using your generator for work or for play, you probably have a few questions about its proper use and maintenance.

Buying and maintaining a generator can be confusing at first. Like any machine, there’s a learning curve when it comes to a generator’s proper use and care. Today we’re going to do a deep dive and answer some of the most common questions we’re asked about owning a generator. We hope it helps you!

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Camping Essential Must Have’s

Camping is an excellent way to get out of the city and back to nature. In today’s busy world, a break from the bustle can be essential for your health and wellbeing. But just because you’re roughing it in the wilderness doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go prepared. There are some camping essentials you shouldn’t leave home without like a camping generator. Here’s a quick list of some must-haves for your next camping trip.

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Our best generators for tradies!

Having the power you need to get your work done allows you to not only get through your day but accomplish your goals and vision. Tradies know that reliable, continuous power is essential to success. Whether you work in the construction industry, or in farming, ranching, mining, or some other job that takes you to a remote location,  regular access to electricity is a must. Without adequate power, you’re stuck with a simple panel saw and screwdriver, which probably won’t get you too far!

What type of generator should you choose as a tradesperson? Your choice really depends on your power needs. At MaxWatt, we have a full selection of open generators perfect for tradies. Offering a remarkable amount of electrical power, these machines are perfect for powering up high-demand equipment like air compressors in tough environments to keep you going all day long.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying a Petrol Generator

Buying a petrol generator can be an extremely useful machine to have around. Sometimes you need a bit of extra electricity, and sometimes you need a lot. When it comes to investing your dollars in a new generator, the biggest question to be answered is, what do you need your generator for?

Different needs require varying types of electricity generation. You want to make sure you get the best portable generators for your use in order to keep your environment efficient and safe. From job site generators to home backup generators, and generators built for recreational use, each petrol generator is designed differently for specific uses.

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4 Tips To Get Ready For Flood Season

Flood season in Australia can bring extreme weather and it’s important to be ready to face an emergency. Major flooding caused by tropical storms can be a big problem. In 2019 alone, it’s estimated that flooding damage topped $1 billion in Queensland.

So, how can you prepare and stay safe?

Well, fortunately, there are a few steps you can take. Start by creating a flood plan and make sure everyone you live with knows what it is. It can help to write this down and place it somewhere everyone can access it.

You should also make sure you know the flood alerts issued by the government. For example, there are five levels in Western Australia. Remember, “Evacuate Now” means you need to leave immediately.

It can also be important to have a generator available for use in case the electricity goes out, a water pump for drying out, and an emergency pack. Here’s more about each of these.

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