Backup generators can help keep the lights on - and keep your family happy - during long-term power outages. Standby or portable electric generators pose little danger if installed and operated correctly. But improper installation or use can be deadly.
A licensed professional should install a transfer switch on permanent, standby electric generators. This switch disconnects your home from the electric grid while your generator is in use. This is the best way to protect you, your neighbors and repair crews from dangerous “back feed.”
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