A high-quality standby generator should last decades. Even the most advanced model, however, can fail prematurely because of improper maintenance. Religious upkeep doesn’t rule out operational failure, but it certainly reduces the chances of surprise breakdowns.
Here are some expert maintenance tips to help you take care of your generator:
Consider Barricading It
A standby generator is generally placed outside, making it vulnerable to the elements. You can minimize your equipment’s exposure to weather and debris with a cover or an enclosure. This way, you can keep your generator from becoming wet when it rains and getting too dirty because of debris.
Run It Four Times a Year
We all want to buy a generator with the hope that we never have to use it. And if you’re fortunate enough not to experience power outages, don’t forget about your backup energy source.
Any machine that’s unused for a long period of time can deteriorate more quickly. Also, running your generator occasionally allows you to address issues with time on your side. Jeff Woods Construction recommends powering on your equipment every three months.
Keep Enough Supplies
Operating your generator on an empty tank can lead to damage. Forgetting to fill up your equipment’s tank before you run out of fuel can affect the magnetic field of the machine.
In addition to having a plentiful supply of fuel, stockpile oil and extra filters. It’s always inconvenient to shop for these essentials during a power outage.
Observe Annual Professional Evaluation
Periodic equipment checkup matters. Preventive maintenance is never a waste of time, energy and money because it can uncover problems and allow for timely repairs.
Entrust your generator installation and maintenance needs to Jeff Woods Construction. Our company is home to credentialed technicians who are adept at any service you may require. Call us at (931) 787-9107 to arrange your free in-home consultation at your convenience. We serve several areas throughout Tennessee: Kingston, Sparta, Hamilton, Rhea and Roane.