Small steps toward being prepared for an emergency

If you are interested in possibly installing a standby generator for your home, be conscious that every installation is unique and professional assistance will be necessary. Be sure your generator is connected correctly to avoid electrical and fire hazards. Electricity supplied by a generator has the same hazards as your regular utility-supplied electricity. You may face further risks if your generator bypasses safety devices, such as circuit breakers, that are built into your electrical systems. Adpower recommends contacting an electrical contractor or the generator manufacturer for the proper installation of your generator. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for properly grounding your generator to help shun electrical shock. Be sure your hands are dry and that you are not standing in water…


Power where you need it

Storms or natural disasters can have the ability to knock your power out for an extensive period of time. During an outage, portable generators can offer temporary power, but there are potential risks associated with the use of these generators. Generators can be dangerous, and can lead to illness and injury, and even death if used improperly. When using a portable generator, it is important to take precautions for your safety and the safety of those in your home. It’s important to follow these guidelines for safe generator use: Read the manufacturer’s safety and operating manual before using your generator. Never leave your generator running when you are away from your home or business. Check your generator regularly during operation.…