Safely Installing and Using a Home Generator
If a nasty storm leaves you without power, a home generator can save the day. Unfortunately, improper generator operation is extremely hazardous. It can lead to electrical shock, fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and more. Every year, hundreds of generator-related injuries and deaths are reported.
Generator Safety Tips
If you have any questions regarding the operation of your home generator system, get in touch with Egan Electric today. And when it’s time to use your generator, please remember the following safety tips:
- Read the owner’s manual and keep it in a safe place.
- Always use your generator outdoors in a dry, well-ventilated area.
- Never use your generator indoors.
- Never use your generator in a garage attached to your home or business.
- Never tie your generator into your home’s wiring.
- Never plug your generator into a home electrical outlet.
- Make sure you have properly grounded your generator.
- Use a heavy-duty, outdoor-rated power cord with your generator.
- Be careful not to overload the generator.
- Keep an approved and working fire extinguisher near your generator.
- Keep children and pets away from your generator.
Safely installing a home generator can be a challenge for the typical homeowner. We recommend that you leave the installation, maintenance and repairs to a licensed and insured electrical contractor. Egan Electric can help you choose the correct generator and install it in a safe location — All at an affordable and competitive price.