Running your generator indoors is never an option! Here are a few tips on how to run your generator safely outdoors, by keeping it sheltered and keeping it secure.
Never run your generator indoors
There is never any reason to run your portable generator indoors. Even with the use of fans or exhaust systems, running your portable generator in your home, garage or shed will kill you!
Keep the operator's manual nearby
Keep your operator's manual in a safe place where you can refer to it easily. Become familiar with the proper startup procedures for your generator. Always read and follow the safety tips and warnings before running your generator.
Install a carbon monoxide alarm
The use of battery operated carbon monoxide alarms can reduce the risk of an accident. Replace batteries and test regularly to ensure that the alarms are in good working condition. Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poising.
Keep Your Family Safe
As the only safe place to operate a portable generator, taking it outside is absolutely mandatory to keep your family safe from carbon monoxide. But there's even more you can do. By educating yourself about all carbon monoxide risks, you'll be better prepared to protect your family from this colorless, odorless threat.
The Portable Generator Manufacturers Association is a great resource for information on how to run your generator safely. This video goes step-by-step through the PGMA's safety tips regarding Carbon Monoxide gas exposure, and how to keep you and your loved ones safe while using your portable generator.
Generators and Medical Devices
If you rely on electric or battery-dependent medical technologies such as breathing machines, a power wheelchair or scooter, and home oxygen or dialysis, it is critical that you have a plan in place for an extended power outage. Use this planning guide and checklist from the ADA to properly prepare.
Keeping Your Generator Safe and Secure
RUNNING YOUR GENERATOR INDOORS IS NEVER AN OPTION! Here are a few tips on how to run your generator safely outdoors, by keeping it sheltered and keeping it secure.
Covers By GenTent
Finally you can cover your generator while running it in virtually any weather! Made in the USA, the GenTent is carefully engineered to strike the perfect balance of feature and form that is much less expensive and much more convenient than stationary steel generator enclosures, retrofit plastic sheds, pop-up canopies or DIY dog houses.
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