One day you decided you were tired of blackouts. One day you decided enough was enough. One day you decided to invest in a Backup Generator. These generators automatically kick in when your power goes out, delivering power directly to your home’s electrical system and backing up your entire home or at least the most essential items – refrigerator, sump pump, lights, air conditioning, heat, etc. Your backup generator is there when you need it most. But what if it isn’t?
Without proper maintenance, your generator may not be as helpful as you think. Once a generator is installed, it requires regular maintenance, similar to a car. Your generator needs the oil changed, the battery replaced, and other items every so often (see our maintenance checklist for a full list of items). Without such maintenance you are at a high risk for your generator to malfunction when you need it most.
Backup Generator Maintenance Tips
A generator is luxurious and convenient – you’ll be glad you have it when the time comes, but in order for it to perform its only function – maintenance is important.
We can’t predict power outages. We can’t predict when you will need your backup generator. What we can control is generator maintenance. With the proper care, we can ensure your generator is ready for whatever Mother Nature throws your way.
A Generator Maintenance Contract
An automatic electrical backup system needs to be installed by a professional. It should also be maintained by a professional. TriStar Electric has installed and maintained thousands of these systems over the years and our Generator Maintenance Contract is second to none. For an annual fee, we take care of it all: 2 visits a year where we take care of all the maintenance items that Generac recommends. As an added perk, if you are under contract with us you will receive discounted prices on parts and labor as well as 10% off the cost of any electrical service work you hire TriStar Electric to do at your home!
From our first visit through installation and maintenance, you will receive top-quality customer service from everyone here at TriStar.
Mobile Link – Backup Generator Maintenance Updates on Your Phone or Computer
Generac, the brand that seven out of ten homeowners prefer, has once again revolutionized the backup generator industry with Mobile Link, a new cellular remote monitoring system. When installed on your generator, Mobile Link allows you to receive over 40 different notifications, including maintenance reminders, change in status, low battery, fault alert, and more.
Setting up Mobile Link is quick and easy – TriStar Electric will come out and do it for you!
If you are interested in learning more about Backup Generator Maintenance, please contact TriStar Electric by calling 410-799-5791 or 301-384-8880. Our electricians will answer your questions and provide you with expert advice.
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