Let’s talk about Electric Generator Maintenance…

Without question having an electric generator installed is one of the best investments one can make to their home, especially if you ever have to go several hours or longer without any power – something unavoidable in our area with the tumultuous weather our region has been experiencing the past couple years. To keep your generator running properly and efficiently, it is a necessity that you have it maintained regularly.

To help ensure that your generator is ready and able to work when you need it, here are some tips that will help you maintain your generator throughout the year. It is highly suggested that a licensed professional should handle the maintenance.

Yearly Maintenance

Even if you aren’t planning on using your generator very often, you should have it maintained regularly at list ones a year or so. The fall and the spring are the most popular times to have service performed to ensure that your generator is in good condition when needed.

Regular Maintenance Checks

It is recommended that you should also inspect your generator to ensure it is working properly. Checking on fuel supply is also extremely important. It is also suggested that you look at the spark plugs and see whether or not the lubricating oil is at an appropriate level. Call a licensed professional if you have any concerns.

Start the Generator Often

It is suggested that you start your generator every now and then to ensure it is working properly. One of the best ways to know if there is an issue is a once a week “exercise mode” feature that allows you to schedule these startups while performing an engine check. This feature is available on most newer generators.

In order to keep your generator working properly it is important to talk to a licensed professional about the maintenance needs of the equipment. A licensed electrician can give you a few more tips about how to maintain your generator and keep it in good, working order and provide any repairs needed. As always, Nasr Electric is available to offer assistance and cost effective solutions and is a licensed Generac provider.