Emergency generator safety tips

WICHITA, Kansas – When the power goes out, it takes time for crews to restore power to an area. This could leave people without power for days, but an alternative is to have a generator. With that in mind, here is some information on the importance of having a generator and using it properly.

The first thing to keep in mind when getting a generator is making sure that it’s rated for the amount of power that you actually need.

Check your lighting, your appliances, and any equipment you plan to connect to the generator to make sure it has the right amount of power.

You want to choose a generator that produces more power than you need obviously that way you won’t need to stagger your operating times.

The number one risk with generators is carbon monoxide poisoning, so the best way to stay secure is to follow the instructions supplied, but also to have a battery operated carbon monoxide alarm.

RELATED LINKS | Safe Generator Use – American Red Cross | Generator Safety – Consumer Energy Center

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