Do you plan on installing a generator for the first time? Well, there’s a lot to learn. Here are some tips to assist in prepping your unit during power loss and maintain it well to prevent damage.
- Always plan ahead of time
This is in terms of the amount of power the generator will use. You want to make sure your generator can produce more energy than you need to avoid overloading/ overworking it.
- Always keep your extension cords in good condition
Frayed or ungrounded cords can easily cause danger, i.e., fires or electric shock. As part of your generator maintenance plan, always check your extension cords, ensuring you’re not using any old or damaged cords. It’s also essential to ensure your extension cord can handle the generator’s power.
- If you’re using a portable generator, always keep extra fuel at hand.
You don’t want to end up with a “useless” generator amid a storm; that is why it’s important to keep extra fuel. In addition, always discard the old ones.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you’re confused about anything, please ask.
- Don’t run your generator in a wet environment.
Water + generator is the perfect recipe for electrocution and other accidents, and you may also damage your unit way too early.
- Don’t run your generator inside or anywhere too close to your home
Generators produce carbon monoxide, and according to stats, carbon monoxide poisoning is one of the leading causes of death. You don’t want to be a victim, so always keep your generator at least 30 feet from your home.
And for the permanent generator installation, always work with an expert who knows all the regulations and precautions. This will avoid the release of carbon monoxide into your home.
- Lastly, don’t plug your generator directly into an electric socket; use extension cords to prevent electrocution or damage to your property.
Talk to your local generator expert for more safety tips and generator services.
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