Portable generators are useful when poor weather conditions threaten to knock out the power. During a storm, a generator should be placed in a safe spot at least 20 feet from the house. A tent or canopy to protect it is a good investment. Portable generators should, of course, not be run indoors. When a storm is approaching, the generator should be tested and prepared. It may need an oil change. Consider installing a transfer switch which connects the generator to the circuit panel. Don’t connect the generator directly to home wiring because it could get damaged or start a fire when the power resumes.
- Having a personal generator and keeping it safe and working is crucial if you live in an area with dangerous weather
- Before a storm hits, make sure your generator is working, properly plugged in, and has fuel
- While you shouldn’t use your generator inside the house, you can purchase a tent to keep it dry
“When you know that a storm is approaching, it is crucial to check your generator and prepare it for the worst.”