How to Safely Use a Backup Generator


Sadly, most people don't discover how beneficial a home backup generator can be until they're sitting in their dark house during a storm. Whether you've already learned this valuable lesson and own a backup generator or are planning to have one installed, here's everything you need to know about safely using it when the lights go out.

The Benefits of a Generator 

Often your first line of defense against power loss during a storm or other accident, it doesn't take long to realize what a great investment a backup generator can be.

While the initial cost of installing a backup generator is not inexpensive, it's easy to see how much it can save you, even in one storm.

Different Types of Generators 

There are three basic models of generators. Ranging in size and budget, they're a popular choice for Jacksonville homeowners who understand all too well how severe our weather can get.

How to Use Generators Safely 

Rule #1: Never use a generator indoors, including the garage! A backup generator could save the day when the power goes out, but not if you bring one indoors. More than 50 people died from carbon monoxide poisoning during Hurricane Katrina due to indoor generators.

Permanent whole-house generators should always be professionally installed by a qualified contractor. David Gray Electric specializes in installing Generac home backup generators, the #1 selling brand that now comes with remote monitoring capabilities. To learn more about whole-house generators and how to safely use them, give us a call at 904-724-7211 or contact us online today.

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