The days are getting shorter and the air is getting cooler. Soon Labor Day will come and go, and it won’t just be those skinny white shorts that we pack away in the closet. The sandals, swimsuits, and floppy hats will all have to be stored away as we prepare for the changing season. As we plan one more cookout and take our last dips in the pool of summer, it’s time to start thinking about the preparedness necessary for our homes as well. This fall, TriStar Electric urges you to participate in routine generator maintenance to keep your family warm all year around.
Standby generators offer a solution to extended outages. When a storm hits, you want to ensure that your generator is operating properly. Power outages can sometimes take hours, even days to fix, and you need to be prepared.
An Oil Change
Just like your car, your generator needs an oil change. While your Subaru needs its oil changed every 3,000 miles, most standby generators need one every 2 years or 200 hours of use.
Your generator has seen some use. If you live in an older home, chances are that you will have to replace some of the outdated parts of your generator.
Battery Check Up
The terminals should be cleaned and tightened, and the charger checked. If there is corrosion on the battery, it should be replaced. Just as a corroded car battery can stop your vehicle from functioning, a faulty battery leaves your generator in poor shape.
The electrical components of your generator need to be examined to ensure that your unit is operating safely and efficiently. Fuses, controllers, switches, lights, voltages, and grounding should all be checked heading into storm season.
Hire A Professional
Don’t sacrifice your safety or the safety of your home with a DIY generator maintenance project. Our TriStar professionals will assist you with the utmost care for your home and its equipment.
We offer comprehensive, thorough generator maintenance service contracts to make sure your generator is in working order whenever you need it. We ensure all components of your generator are in tip-top shape, and the best part is we do all the work for you.
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.