Safety

Shedding some light on safety.

When it comes to safety, a GPG generator gives you added peace of mind. Simply give us a call and we will install and service it for you. Additionally, a CPG generator operates quietly, that’s why they call us “the quiet generator company.”
CPG Generators...Safety First

A home standby generator is an excellent way to be prepared for the possibility of power outages. A standby system can keep your lights and appliances and even your air conditioner running until service is restored in your area.

A generator may be able to save the food in your refrigerator or freezer at home or at your business during a prolonged outage. It could allow you to keep your business open and running when other businesses cannot operate. For certain individuals, uninterrupted power is essential for the continuous operation of medical equipment.

The law requires that customers with a permanently installed or portable generator do not connect it to another power source, such as the utility company’s power lines. If you own and operate a generator, you are responsible for making sure that electricity from your unit cannot "backfeed," or flow into the power lines. For safety's sake, be sure to use your generator correctly. If you don't, you risk damaging your property and endangering your life and the lives of utility company workers who may be working on power lines some distance from your home.

When a generator is permanently connected to a customer's electric system, it energizes the building's wiring. This type of installation requires a device that prevents the generator from being connected to the power lines. Follow these safety tips:

Only a qualified professional, such as a licensed electric contractor, should install a permanent standby generator. A double-pole, double-throw transfer switch is the recommended device to keep your generator from backfeeding into the power grid. The switch also keeps the utility company's power from re-energizing your house wiring while your generator is running, protecting your generator, wiring and appliances from damage when your service is restored.

Have all additions to your house wiring inspected by your city or county building department.

When installation is complete, call your utility company to let them know about your back-up system. They will make a note in their records to remind workers of your generator if they are working on an outage in your area. In some cases, line workers may ask to check your electric generator transfer switch for safety.