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When To Consider A Generator For Your Home Or Office Space?

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We use electricity every single day for various tasks, or even to just relax. This is why generators are important to ensure that our quality of life remains unaffected when the unexpected happens. Throughout most of the year, it would definitely be unexpected if your power cut, but when hurricane season hits South Florida it’s a different story. Power lines will end up going down and your home or office space will be without power until it’s restored.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Installing A Generator

There are definitely more advantages than disadvantages when it comes to the installation of a generator. Electricity is a necessity in any home or office environment. There are minor disadvantages like the noise that gets generated when it’s in use as well as the cost of using a generator for extended periods of time.

Before you install a generator in your home or office space ask yourself the following questions:

  • How many items will the generator power?
  • Do I want a portable generator or one that switches on as soon as the power cuts?
  • Do I have a place to put it?
  • What accessories are included? For example, does it have a cover or wheels?
  • Does it come with a warranty?
  • What is my budget?

If you struggle to answer any of the above questions, feel free to reach out to one of the skilled generator specialists at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric.

Regular Generator Maintenance and Upkeep

The best way to ensure that your office or home generator stays in working condition is to ensure that regular preventative maintenance is done by a professional technician every 6 to 12 months. There are monthly checks that you can do in-between professional technician visits, to ensure that your generator runs smoothly

  • Weekly Start-Up & Run

    One thing you can do regularly to ensure that your machine will work when you need it is to start and run it each week. Do it for approximately 30 minutes weekly. This allows you to see if there are any problems with your machine.

  • Clearing Out

    Make sure that there’s no dirt or unnecessary debris around your machine. Critters and other vermin may also take advantage of the new “shelter” and attempt to make a home there.

  • Oil Checks

    Just like your car needs regular oil checks, so does your generator. Make sure you check the oil either before you turn it on or an hour or two after you’ve turned it off to avoid unnecessary accidents. If you’re not familiar or comfortable with checking the oil levels and you think it needs replacing, you may want to reach out to a professional technician at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric.

  • Battery Check

    Take a look at the battery of the machine, to ensure that there are no visible signs of leaking or even corrosion.

Generating New Advantages with Generator Maintenance Specialists

The team at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric specializes in generator maintenance. As a Generac® authorized dealer, we have the knowledge and experience needed for all Generac® units. You can trust our experienced and professional team for all your generator needs. Let us help you generate new advantages in your home or office space with our team of highly skilled generator maintenance specialists. Call us today at 1-800-475-1504.


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