Getting a whole-home generator installed gives you the peace of mind that life can go on as usual when an unexpected power outage takes place. Cue hurricane season.
Whole-home generators require regular maintenance to perform at their best. If you own a generator, or if you’re thinking about buying one, you’ll want to prioritize regular preventative maintenance.
Here we discuss how you can take the best care of your generator to keep it providing power to your home for years (and storms), to come.
This may sound obvious, but regularly checking your owner’s manual will help you to understand how your generator works and how you can best take care of it.
Each manual includes model-specific information that will keep you in the know and will explain how best to look after your specific generator. Get to know your generator well by checking the manual.
Starting and running your generator weekly will help you to keep an eye out for any warning signs. Things are more likely to go wrong when a generator is powered up after weeks or months of no use. Running a weekly test cycle for 20 minutes will keep your machine in good running condition.
Another benefit of performing regular self-cycles is that you’ll also grow accustomed to the noise that it makes, and you’ll be able to keep a handle on any potential issues that could arise.
If your generator has been running for an extended period, you should perform a few routine check-ups each month.
Although certain maintenance tasks can be done with ease, there are also more complicated and dangerous aspects that should be left to the professionals.
The benefit of using a service professional is that they know exactly what to look for, which parts need to be changed, and when.
Experts will be able to take care of maintenance concerns such as:
At Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, we specialize in whole-home generator maintenance. We are proud to be a Generac® authorized dealer and possess invaluable experience in all Generac® units.
Whether you’re getting a new generator, or if you’ve had one installed for 10 years or more, you can trust our experienced team to perform all your generator-related needs and maintenance. Call one of our specialists today at 1-800-475-1504!
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