In the event of a power outage what would you do? What if it were during the middle of an ice storm or heat wave? Are you prepared? When it comes to having a reliable power source for your home, you need a generator. You won’t have to worry about whether you or your family will be able to stay warm through a freeze or stay cool through a heat wave. You can sleep through the night knowing your security system will still be up and running. The food in your refrigerator won’t spoil and your computer won’t crash. Standby generators give you uninterrupted power to keep all your devices running like normal.
Put an end to worry about an outage in your area. Call Integrity Electric to get a generator installed today!
At Integrity Electric a licensed professional will install your generator and show you how you can operate it most effectively. In addition, we will arrange for an inspection of the generator to make sure that all local codes and regulations are met.
Running a generator properly can help keep you and your family safe. Don’t risk accident or injury by using a generator the wrong way. Follow these tips to be safe and to help keep your generator running when you need it most.
- Follow instructions in the operator’s manual.
- Only operate generators outside.
- Put a carbon monoxide detector near all bedrooms.
- Know the wattage limitations of your generator and do not exceed them.
- Be sure your generator is properly connected. If it is not, it could void your home owner’s insurance in the event of an accident.
- Do not use the generator if it is cracked, leaking gas, fuel, oil, or another fluid. It could be dangerous.
- To prevent serious danger do not plug your generator into a wall outlet.
- Be sure to stockpile enough fuel to keep your electricity going during an extended outage. (20-30 gallons)
- Periodically run your generator to make sure it is operating correctly.
- Protect your generator from excessive dirt, dust and moisture.
- Do not use stale or contaminated gasoline.
- Place generator on flat surfaces only.
- Do not operate a generator that does not have a protective covering.
- Make sure that all compartments are closed when running. (oil fill, oil drain, control panel, etc…)
- Do not operate the generator if you smell fuel or notice any other conditions that could lead to an explosion.
- To prevent injury, keep the generator turned off and only turn it on when you need it.
- When working on the generator, be sure that it is turned off and appropriately disconnected from fuses and connection equipment.
- Be aware that loose clothing, jewelry and other such things can get caught in rotating parts. These types of items should be kept away from a generator.
- To keep the generator in safe operation, make sure it has unobstructed air flow and ventilation.
- Do not attempt to tamper with the generator’s speed or other predetermined manufacturer settings.
Most common portable generators that you buy from your local box store are not designed to provide you with power to backup your home. Most of these portable generators are designed to provide site construction power only and not designed to provide a clean power source for your home electronics. Even the portable generators require the same, but smaller rated equipment to hook them up to your electrical service, never plug them into an outlet that is directly connected to your main service. If a portable unit is what you are looking for contact your generator experts at Integrity Electric to get one designed for your application.
Here is a video that everyone who is deciding to install a Generator rather it is a STANDBY or PORTABLE to watch.