How Do Generators Work?

A power outage might be more serious than a mere inconvenience, especially if it takes a long time for the power to come back. Generators make sure your heat stays on and the food in your fridge stays cold by generating electricity through another fuel source. Read on to learn how generators work.

A generator will get your power up and running again using gasoline. Gas powers the alternator and creates electricity that you can then use to power individual tools and appliances. Every generator has one or more outlets so you can plug in an appliance or extension cord. Standby generators are installed in one place, whereas portable generators can be moved around easily. Remember that your generator should stay outside at all times, as using it in a confined space can lead to carbon monoxide exposure and illness.

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