Generators are on the top the list for many who are preparing for Hurricane Nate, so it’s critical those using them know how to do it properly First, make sure you have a battery operated carbon monoxide detector to detect dangerous emissions within the home… But never place the generator inside the home. The generator should be in a well ventilated area outside. Always allow the generator to cool before refueling. A hot generator and gas could make for a dangerous combination… And always use protective gear when handling it, as they become hot quickly. Manager of Sumrall Sales and services outdoors, Kevin Chandler also has a few tips on how to keep your generator running smoothly.