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Home generators are great when you need them, as they provide power whenever the power grid malfunctions. In order to operate it safely, there are certain considerations that need to be taken into account. When it comes to electrical load, make sure that you properly size your generator so it is capable of powering up appliances and devices you need. Use of transfer switch will further increase safety and make starting the generator much more convenient. If you opt for the cords instead, ensure the cords are properly sized and rated for heavy duty use.

Key Takeaways:

  • The size of your generator is important because the size needs to meet the electrical load you need from it.
  • Use a transfer switch so that you can safely use a portable generator from your own home.
  • Use heavy duty cords so that the cord doesn’t whither away which could cause an electrical problem or even a fire.

“Whether you’re new to using a generator or well experienced, there are a few things you need to know to operate it safely”

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