Generator sales surge when electricity does not
His store on Loop 410 even had to fire up the generator to stay open last week. AdPortable generators can save lives, but the carbon monoxide fumes from the gasoline can be deadly. If carbon monoxide gas levels get dangerously high, the machine shuts off. Some are even designed to emit less carbon monoxide in the first place. Once you have a generator, Coleman says maintenance is critical, or you, like many people last week, could be left out in the cold.