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Generator Safety

If you use a generator during a power outage, keep in mind the following safety practices:


  • DO NOT connect to your home's elecrical panel or plug directly into a wall outlet. The correct way to connect a generator to house wiring is to have a certified electrician install a power transfer switch.
  • Follow manufacturer's instructions for operation.
  • Never use a portable generator indoors. This includes partially-enclosed areas such as a garage.
  • Place the generator away from windows or doors that could allow CO to come indoors.
  • Do not overload your generator.


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