The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Fall is here, and it’s time to take certain preventative measures in your home and electrical units to ensure that you’re never left without power. Taking preventative maintenance measures is necessary for ensuring that your home and family is not left out in the cold this fall.
Ensure That It’s Running Properly
Check your generator for proper fuel storage. If your generator runs on diesel fuel, make sure to change out the fuel supply at least once every 12 months. Neglecting to change the fuel in your generator could cause major damage to your generator when it’s on.
When a generator isn’t functioning properly, it could release harmful carbon monoxide into your home. Protect you and your family from these harmful fumes ensuring that you never operate your generator indoors and that your carbon monoxide detectors are all functioning properly.
Preventative maintenance ensures that your generator won’t fail when you need it the most. Generators require the same types of regular tune-ups and maintenance procedures as other mechanical devices. To prevent the sudden failure of your generator, set up a preventative maintenance schedule with TriStar Electric.
There’s an App for That
The good news is that there’s an app to keep you responsible. The mobile link from Generac is a remote monitoring system that has revolutionized the backup generator industry. The app sends you alerts and reminders straight to your cell phone, so that you don’t have to check on your unit habitually.
The app is responsive and easy to use. You can set up as many as four different accounts to receive alerts, so you’ll have access to your unit when you’re away from home. The app for Mobile Link is currently available on iTunes, Google Play, and the Amazon App store, so you will be able to download it no matter what smart phone you may have.
Call TriStar Electric for Generator Maintenance and Installation today!
No matter the job, big or small, the professionals at TriStar Electric will be happy to discuss your project and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We offer free in-home consultations, plus an after-hours and emergency phone line for advice or service!
If you have any questions about our generator maintenance or generator installation, please contact TriStar Electric, Maryland’s premier residential and commercial electrician, by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Or, you can fill out the contact form on our website.