A standby generator is an automatic backup power solution for your home. It is usually permanent and powered by natural gas, unlike portable generators which are powered by gasoline. Generators, similar to most home appliances, require maintenance to keep them running efficiently and for a long time.
A maintenance agreement with the generator contractor is often confused with the product warranty. Though both things offer coverage, there is a key difference that you know.
The Difference Between a Maintenance Agreement and a Warranty
The maintenance agreement and the extended warranty are two reliable tools for the protection of your investment. The main difference is that the warranty is only useful after a certain problem arises. For example, if a component in your generator fails or the generator is non-operational, the extended warranty will cover the cost of repairs. It does not cover standard preventive maintenance services, such as battery inspection and oil change.
On the other hand, the maintenance agreement establishes a scheduled maintenance program to ensure that whole house generator systems are in good condition at all times. This helps prevent homeowners from spending on costly repairs in the future.
What to Expect During a Maintenance Service Appointment
Maintenance agreements and schedules can be modified to meet specific needs of clients like bi-annual maintenance for generators that are being used in extended capacity. The technicians will perform several tasks, including, but not limited to, the following:
• Check engine oil level and gas delivery system.
• Check the age and current voltage of battery.
• Clean engine air filter and cabinet.
• Update firmware to latest version.
• Inspect for leaks, wear and damage.
Jeff Woods Construction is a leading provider of home improvement solutions in Tennessee. We offer a range of services, including roof repair, deck building and Generac and Kohler generator installation, to residential and commercial clients in and around Kingston, TN. Call us at (931) 787-9107, or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment.