​Safety Tips For Using A Portable Generator

Portable generators can supply your home with power during an outage. Portable generators also have the capacity to leak carbon monoxide, an odorless yet deadly gas. To prevent this from happening, check out the safety tips below. 


  • Do not use a portable generator inside your home. You should not use a portable generator in a partially enclosed space, such as the garage.
  • Remember that a portable generator is only a temporary solution. It should not be used as a long term power supply. 
  • Be sure to install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.
  • Never overload a generator with too many appliances and electrical devices.
  • Only use extension cords with a three-pronged plug.
  • Portable generators should be at least 20 feet away from your home.
  • Generators should only be installed by a qualified electrician. 
We hope that these tips keep you and your family safe this fall. If you ever encounter an electrical issue with your portable generator, turn to TFC Electric for a speedy repair. Call 631-589-2800 for all your electrical needs.
November 11, 2015