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Whole Home Generator Maintenance Tips

Whole Home Generator

whole home generator can be beneficial during power outages, especially during emergencies, natural disasters, and the occasional neighborhood blackout when the transformer blows. However, your whole home generator might not be as helpful as you expect if it isn’t taken care of properly.

That’s why knowing how to maintain it is crucial, and since this can be a difficult task, we want to help. Our team of certified technicians has created this guide outlining the whole home generator maintenance tips you need to follow.

Top 4 Whole Home Generator Maintenance Tips

If a whole home generator is maintained, it can last between 10 and 30 years, and the only way to ensure it lasts is to have it routinely serviced.

A skilled service technician can advise you on how often your whole home generator needs to be serviced based on its type, age, wear and tear, and the environment. In this article, we’ll explain the top 4 whole home generator maintenance tips.

1) Battery Checks

Did you know that the battery inside your whole home generator can corrode and leak? Unfortunately, depending on the whole home generator you have, you could encounter a corroded battery at some point during its lifetime. That’s why it must be maintained by removing and inspecting it during routine maintenance.

To do this, a professional service technician will remove it from the terminals and check the charge with a battery tester. If it’s not holding a charge, it’s time for a new one. If the battery shows signs of corrosion it will need to be cleaned.

2) Air & Oil Filter Changes

A whole home generator needs its air and oil filters changed on average once a year. If an air filter isn’t changed during routine maintenance, your generator’s engine isn’t protected from dirt and other particles. A dirty air filter can cause premature wearing if the dirt enters the combustion chambers. Additionally, forgetting to change your oil filter can also cause mechanical problems with your whole home generator. During routine maintenance, the technician will also change your oil if it’s thick and old.

3) Spark Plug Changes

Many people don’t realize that whole home generators have spark plugs that assist with engine ignition, according to industry experts, you should replace your spark plugs once a year. If your generator’s spark plugs are blown or old, they won’t effectively ignite the fuel to get it running. During an emergency, the last thing you want is a generator that won’t start.

4) Transfer Switch Box Examination

One of the maintenance items that is often overlooked is the transfer switch box examination. Your whole home generator transfer switch box is important as it provides fast and convenient access to power during an outage. If your transfer switch box has damage, debris, or exposed wires, this is hazardous.

Contact A Certified Florida Technician To Discuss Your Whole Home Generator Needs Today

Whole home generator maintenance is important and necessary and scheduling routine service is important to keep it running effectively. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric our technicians have all the experience and knowledge needed to keep your whole home generator running smoothly.

Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric is an Authorized Generac® Dealer with SELECT DEALER status providing sales, service, and installation for Generac standby and portable generators. Contact us today, and we’ll help you with all your home generator needs.