If you will be using a generator while waiting for power to be restored, please keep important safety tips in mind.
Never connect a standby generator into your home’s electrical system. There are only two safe ways to connect a standby generator to your equipment.
An approved generator transfer switch keeps your house circuits separate from the utility equipment. These must be installed by a professional.
Plug appliances directly into the outlet provided on the generator.
Set up and run your generator in a well-ventilated area outside the home. Make sure it’s out and away from your garage, doors, windows and vents. The carbon monoxide generated is deadly.
Use a heavy-duty extension cord to connect electric appliances to the outlet on the generator.
Start the generator first before connecting appliances.