Choosing the Right Generator
Generators offer great convenience during power outages, but if not used properly, they are dangerous. Follow these guidelines for safe use:
- Store gasoline outside your home – away from living quarters and livestock barns;
- Always use a generator outside, never indoors or in an attached garage;
- Protect a generator from rain and snow while stored and during use;
- Use heavy-duty, outdoor-rated extension cords sized to match the power load and the length of the cord.