Home generators can save the day during severe weather. Here are some generator safety tips to help you use your generator safely and efficiently!
Never Use Generators Indoors
Generators emit carbon monoxide With no smell or color, carbon monoxide can be deadly. Operate your generator completely outdoors. Not in a storage shed or garage. Certainly keep it far away from any home ventilation as the generators exhaust can enter the home this way.
Store Generator Fuel Outside
Store generator fuel in an appropriate container and far away from a water heater or anything else with a pilot light! Fuel can ignite with the slightest spark and cause major damage. Certainly don’t smoke the fuel and keep an extinguisher handy in case of an emergency.
Don’t Directly Connect Your Generator to Your Home’s Wiring
A generator can send power into the lines connected to your home, damaging utility equipment.Newer generators can be installed with a switch that disconnects your house from the power grid when your generator is in operation.
Choose the right size generator
It is important to choose the right size generator and not overload it with too many appliances.
If you have questions of concerns about using a generator for backup power to your home, contact Isom Electric as we will be glad to make sure you have a professional set up so that you can be safely prepared.
What a summer we are having so far! The southeast has been soaked with rain and hit pretty hard with some severe weather. And now with hurricane season just around the corner, we can expect some more to come our way.
With the threat of severe weather, it is always nice to have the modern convenience of electricity with an automatic enclosed home generator. But for some electricity may be a more immediate concern. For example, when your home loses power, refrigerators, HVAC, and medical equipment stops working. If the power outage lasts a long period of time, a home may become uncomfortable or uninhabitable due to temperature. In winter, it can lead to water pipes bursting and freezing temperatures inside. In the summer, it can lead to heat stroke or even death.
Generators for businesses can keep revenue coming in when power is out. For hospitals, it can mean life or death to some patients. For industrial complexes, it can keep things running until you can go through the proper shut down procedures thus protecting your machinery.
No matter your needs, Isom Electric can help you choose an emergency power generator to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for an automatic enclosed generator for your home, a portable generator for recreation, or a commercial generator for industrial or health care applications, Isom Electric is here for you and the things that matter most to you.
Unexpected power outages are a part of life. Emergency power systems can lessen the risk and provide a reliable source of power to meet your needs. We have put together some of the more popular misconception and truths about standby generators and portable generators.
Misconception: All generators are the same.
Truth: The automatic home standby generator is a powerful, fully automatic enclosed generator is the most appropriate generator for residential use. They are quiet, reliable and loaded with special features. They can be solar-operated or gas operated. The portable generator is an affordable solution for recreation applications, job sites and emergency backup power. Commercial generators utilize industrial grade engines for dependable service. They provide peace of mind for health care facilities as well as industries.
Misconception: You have to go outside to start your standby generator.
Truth: Standby generators are fully automatic and go on seconds after utility power goes out. When power is restored, the standby generator powers off automatically.
Misconception: Portable generators can be operated anywhere.
Truth: Portable generators need to have good ventilation. They create the deadly gas, carbon monoxide, and need to be operated outdoors away from doors, windows, etc.
Isom Electric can help you choose an emergency power generator to meet your needs. Call us today and let us help you to protect the things that mean the most to you. We recommend Milbank generators for your peace of mind.