When you lose power, you want to have the confidence that your whole home generator is ready to step up to the job. Nobody wants to sit in the dark or be without heat or air conditioning. This year proved to be an active year for tropical weather and following a disaster, your whole home generator could be a lifesaver.
We put together a list of maintenance tips for your whole home generator to keep it in its best condition to be ready when needed.
First, what do we mean when we say whole home generator? A whole home generator also known as a standby or backup generator provides an alternative source for electricity when your electrical service is interrupted.
Most whole home generators are powered by propane or natural gas. The whole home generator is integrated into your home’s electrical system (or the essential circuits) and provides power.
As you can see, your whole home generator is a key component in keeping your family safe during power outages. Making sure that it is properly maintained is crucial to making sure that it is ready to go when you need it most.
Keep that peace of mind with a well-maintained whole home generator to provide electricity when weather events or power outages happen. Here are AirPro’s top five generator maintenance tips.
Keep your Whole Home Generator free from Outdoor Hazards: leave, branches, and other debris can hinder proper function and cause unnecessary wear and tear on your generator.
Check Oil Levels Regularly: Top off your generator’s oil once a month to make sure it is always full.
Keep Extra Oil Filters, Air Filters, and Oil on Hand: In a time of crisis, it may be difficult to find some of these items, so it is a great idea to have them on hand so that sourcing the items doesn’t become an issue.
Test Your System Regularly: If your generator does not have a self-test function, manually run your generator for 15 minutes each month. Many newer models are equipped with regularly scheduled test modes that cycle your generator on at your scheduled times.
This process will make sure all parts are properly lubricated and keep fuel lines clear.
Schedule Whole Home Generator Maintenance: We recommend that you schedule a yearly maintenance appointment with an AirPro backup generator technician.
Do not be caught in the dark during a power outage. AirPro Air Conditioning, Heating & Electrical will help you keep your standby generator in premium shape, so it is ready to provide power when you need it.
Our four decades of experience as a seasoned commercial and electrical contractor AirPro Houston provides you with the skill and expertise to assist you in selecting the right program for your company.
We have financing options available with great options with up to 72-month terms with approved credit. Call us today at 281-880-8805 and let us partner with you for all of your electrical repair and installation needs.