The start of Spring and Summer seasons means thunderstorms are brewing. When a bad thunderstorm causes a power outage, you may rely on a generator to power your home. Generators are great, generally safe tools when used correctly, but if used inappropriately, they can be hazardous. Unsafe generator use can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, which can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. To protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator, make sure to: never place a generator inside your home, basement, garage, or near an open window; place the generator a minimum of 25 feet from your home; and finally, install a carbon monoxide alarm in central locations of every level of your home.