Yenra : Energy : Safe Generators : Tips to keep generators safe

Many households are turning to portable generators as a backup source of electricity. While generators can be a simple and effective alternative power source, consumers should be sure to utilize them properly to avoid bringing danger into their own homes.

"Too many homeowners are unaware of the proper use and maintenance of a generator," said Tony Weir, Coleman Powermate. "Generators can be a great convenience during a power outage but there are certain common sense precautions that need to be taken."

When using a gas-powered generator it is crucial to remember the following items: