Use Your Generator Safely

Safety, savings, and comfort with propane

With more people relying on both portable and permanent generators than ever before, our team also wanted to share these safety tips.

  • Never operate a portable generator in an enclosed or partially enclosed space; keep it outside at least 10 feet from your home and away from windows and doors.
  • If your generator is not connected to a propane tank, be sure to store its fuel in a properly labeled container.
  • Always use a grounded extension cord with the proper power rating.
  • Have your generator checked and adjusted annually for safety and efficiency.
  • Installed whole-house generators should have a transfer switch to ensure a smooth transition when the lights go out. A transfer switch cuts electricity flow to the grid while the generator is on. This prevents the power in the generator from “back-feeding” into outside power lines and potentially injuring utility crews.