Six Tips to Safely Power Through a Power Outage
(Family Features) With winter weather comes the increased chance of power outages. Convenient and easy-to-use portable generators provide security and comfort when the power goes out, but improper generator use brings its own set of risks. The most serious risk is carbon monoxide poisoning, which is especially dangerous because you cannot smell, see or taste carbon monoxide gas.
As cold weather approaches, the Portable Generator Manufacturers Association (PGMA) is encouraging consumers to learn how to safely operate portable generators at TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com.
“Families with properly installed generators can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that they’re able to wait out winter storms safely and comfortably,” said Susan Orenga, Executive Director of the PGMA. “However, correctly operating a generator is vitally important.”
Follow this advice from PGMA to learn how to use your portable generator appropriately and avoid carbon monoxide poisoning:
Learn more about the benefits of safely operating a portable generator for your home this winter at TakeYourGeneratorOutside.com.
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