We live in an area that lost power due to snowstorms and heat is obviously the main concern and so is the light. With a portable generator on wheels connected to the electric battery in the house and things? Do you fall out and plug parked outside the house and the cable to the circuit breaker? They have no idea how it would work. Or you do it rolled out when needed from the shed and plug it. Thank you very much. Essentially – You will not be able to run around the house in a portable generator. More importantly, if you just "bridge" in your house wiring, which will put it back into the power grid voltage, and can kill a utility worker. Its fuel burning generator should be operated outside, so do not kill. Chained to a tree so they do not steal. Run an extension cord heavy duty through a window into a power strip and plug in your refrigerator and a couple of small lamps. That's probably about all that will be capable of running on a portable generator. If you want to invest in your own generator, permanent backup, you can do better. Such systems operate piped propane gas bottled or natural gas, and can be connected to a transfer switch that allows you to run the control circuits of your heating system and hot water heater and furnace fan, the well pump, sump pump, refrigerator and electric lights. Do not expect to run the air conditioning or heating system in that purely electric. Any generator must be sized to suit the load.
Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus. Com discusses tips on buying portable generators and how to use portable generators safely.