As we enter the peak of hurricane season, it’s time to have a conversation with yourself about preparations. Aside from collecting canned goods, water, medical supplies and preparing important documents, you may also be considering purchasing a portable generator to supply you with electricity in the event that disaster strikes.
Small, portable generators of varying quality that will supply 2000 to 10,000 watts of backup power can be purchased for as little as $200, or up to $2500. For a quick-and-dirty fix to keep the power on, it’s possible to run heavy-duty extension cords right from a generator to your appliances.
However, exercise caution with portable generator use. One of the biggest killers after hurricanes is carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, which can happen when homeowners place their portable generators too close to their homes. Be sure to position a portable generator far away from any air conditioning units, or other vents or windows, because the generator will suck CO into the house.
Read more about tips for surviving hurricane-related power outages.
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