Image description: Large parts of the country are experiencing power outages as a result of winter weather storms. If you’re using a portable back-up generator, make sure you run it outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
To make sure you’re operating your generator safely:
- Use it outside the house or garage
- Keep it at least 20 feet away from windows, doors and vents
- Use a battery operated CO detector outside bedrooms.
- Never ignored a beeping CO detector. Go outside and call 911 if the alarm sounds.