Your home backup automatic generator is important to you, we know! You’ve invested your hard earned money to have a system installed that you can rely on, so it’s also important to maintain your home backup automatic generator.
Here are some great tips on your you can maintain your automatic generator:
Just like a car, lawn mower, boat, or anything else with a running motor, it’s important to consider that your automatic generator also needs scheduled changes of air filters, oil filters, and spark plugs. Usually this isn’t incredibly often (for most automatic generators it’s 12-24 months). You may want to check your unit’s manual for proper timing of when service should be expected. If your unit needs to be serviced, definitely contact us, and we can help service your automatic generator as well as order replacement parts.
Make sure to check the battery on your automatic generator. Corrosion can build up on terminals, just like in a car, and interfere with usage. Make sure to remove any corrosion, and check the voltage on the battery. If it seems low, replace your automatic generator’s battery simply by contacting us, or by visiting any battery store.
Check your oil level in the engine to make sure it is full, and not overfull. If it needs more oil, make sure to refer to your manual to add the correct oil. Keep in mind that if there isn’t enough oil to satisfy the engine, the generator will protect its own engine and shut down on its own. You may want to keep a spare bottle of oil on hand just in case.
Remove any debris from the automatic generator’s intake or exhaust areas. This includes, but is not limited to: dirt, sticks, spiderwebs, cobwebs, and leaves. Autumn can be difficult with where most automatic generators are placed outside the home, so make sure you’re not raking leaves onto your generator.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us and we will do our best to help you out.