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Affordable gifts that keep on giving
Portable generators are a compact solution to many of life’s power needs. From small inverters that help charge your phone or power a music device to LP tank units that help keep essential home appliances running in an outage, invest anywhere from $300 to $1500 and forever solve the problem of an inconvenient power outage.
Tips to Operate Portable Power Safely
Portable power solutions can be a refreshingly new item under the tree, but must be operated safely.
- Never operate a portable generator indoors, in homes, garages, basements, crawl spaces or other enclosed or partially enclosed areas, even with ventilation.
- Always use generators outdoors, a safe distance away from doors, windows and vents.
- Practice fire safety with generators by not blocking exhausts and intakes.
- Before refueling the generator, turn it off and let it cool. Fuel spilled on hot engine parts could ignite.
- Always store fuel outside of living areas in properly labeled, non-glass containers away from any fuel-burning appliance.
- NEVER plug the generator into a wall outlet to provide emergency power to your home.
- Keep the generator dry, and dry your hands before touching the generator.
- Operate the generator on a dry, flat surface.
- Use heavy-duty outdoor-rated extension cords that are in good repair and free of cuts or tears.
- If necessary to connect the generator directly to your home’s electrical system to power appliances, use a Generac manual transfer switch and have it installed by a Generac dealer or qualified electrician.
As a leader in power equipment serving residential, light commercial, industrial and construction markets, Generac's products are available online or through a broad network of retailers and dealers.
This year, power your gift year-round, contact South Shore Generator in Wareham, MA for more information.