Planning Your Power Requirements Ahead of The Cold Weather

September 17th 2019

With winter fast approaching, it is important to make all the necessary considerations ahead of the cold weather. One of these should be to plan your power hire requirements. You can’t plan power outages, but it is important that you know what you would need in the event of a power outage so that you can keep your business running smoothly. It is vital to know what your power needs are and to have a power back up should you need it.

Wattage Requirements

Before you think about hiring a generator it is essential you understand your wattage requirements as you don’t want to end up not having enough power for all your equipment. It is always better to overestimate than underestimate when it comes to power requirements for your generator. Many people believe they won’t need to power every piece of equipment at once, however it is better to be able to do so as opposed to ending up not having enough power. You can find an individual items wattage on the item or in the owner’s manual; either use your item with the highest wattage or the highest combined wattage of equipment you will run together. It is also advisable to add around 20% on top of the highest wattage to be certain.

Generator Hire

As power outages are completely unpredictable, you don’t know how long you’re going to need a generator for; you may not require it very often which makes purchasing one seem unnecessary. This is why it is more flexible and cost effective to rent a generator. You can also choose from a variety of generators to suit your needs; depending on space you may want one large generator or a few smaller ones.

Diesel Vs Petrol

When hiring a generator, you will have the choice between petrol and diesel models; again, this choice will often be based on your power requirements and the size of the generator you choose. Petrol is common in smaller models as it more cost-effective to be used on a smaller scale however when using larger generators on a longer-term basis diesel with offer a saving on fuel and stand up to more regular use.

Portable Options

Portable generators are great for flexibility and ease of use; without compromising on efficiency or running time. Despite their size they still offer great running time; with good fuel economy.

For help understanding which generator is best for you needs, you can Chat to one of our branch advisors for product advice, a quote or to check availability. Visit HSS.com now to chat to us.

About the Author

Lauren King

Lauren works in our Ecommerce Team, with over 6 years of experience at HSS. She brings product knowledge and is able to give her advice on the right tool for the job no matter how big or small.

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