Mr. Electric - backup generator en Generator Safety Tips for National Hurricane Preparedness Month <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>Generator Safety Tips for National Hurricane Preparedness Month</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:58am</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Many homes, local businesses, hospitals and city buildings rely on electric generators as a backup to their main power source when there is a power outage. June is National Hurricane Preparedness Month and <em>Mr. Electric</em> wants to help you, your family, business and community stay safe during the hurricane season. Whether you are using a permanently placed standby electric generator or a portable electric generator used for the home, these guidelines will help you power tomorrow.</p> <p><strong>Standby electric generator:</strong></p> <ul><li><em>Use a licensed professional </em>Never attempt to fix any electrical issue without proper training or certification. Backup electric generators should be inspected and maintained by properly trained electricians.</li> <li><em>Ensure a transfer switch is properly installed </em>Licensed professionals will be able to install a transfer switch, which will prevent a back feed in electrical current. Back-feed poses an extreme danger to lineman working to restore power after an outage.</li> </ul><p><strong>Electric home generator:</strong></p> <ul><li><em>Never attach the generator to a home’s wiring </em>This can be extremely dangerous and deadly. Home fires, electrical damage to equipment and back feed can occur if a portable generator is connected to a home’s wiring. Only use appropriate manufacturer guidelines when operating a portable generator.</li> <li><em>Do not overload the generator </em>Only plug in necessary items. Portable generators cannot handle the load capacity of an entire house. Only powering a few necessary items will keep your generator from overloading and damaging your generator or items that are being powered by the generator.</li> <li><em>Use proper startup and shutdown procedures </em>Always turn off all lights and disconnect appliances before operating a portable generator. Turn on lights one at a time to prevent overloading the generator. When shutting down the generator, turn lights off and unplug any equipment being powered by the generator.</li> </ul><p>Proper operation of electric generators will prevent damage and injury. Stay safe during National Hurricane Preparedness Month with these tips from <em>Mr. Electric</em>.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/generator-safety-tips-for-national-hurricane-preparedness-month" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:58:01 +0000 Super User 4279 at