MISSION, Kan., Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Family Features) With plummeting temperatures and winter storm season on the horizon, it’s time to refresh your family’s emergency plan. Not only is it necessary to ensure you have the right supplies on-hand, it’s also important to know how to safely execute your plan and use items like portable generators.
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In addition to preparing a first aid kit and practicing an escape route, a portable generator is an integral part of many families’ emergency planning. Portable generators allow users to stay warm through cold winter months, providing reliable backup energy during power outages.
While portable generators can minimize the inconvenience of unexpected power outages that can come at any time during a severe storm, they do come with some risks.
The Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association recommends keeping these safety precautions in mind to safely use your portable generator and avoid the dangerous risks of carbon monoxide build-up:
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