Having a generator on hand when the power goes out can make life a lot easier and can be a life-saver for those who requiring electricity for medical reasons. Portable generator are not designed to provide enough power for your entire house, but it should be able to provide enough electricity to make life comfortable, until the power is restored.
If you decide to buy a generator, make sure that it is rated for the amount of power you will need. Three hazards to be cautious of while using a generator are toxic engine exhaust carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, fire, and electric shock or electrocution.
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