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Do I Need a Generator Service Maintenance Plan?

Do you own an electric generator for your home? If so, then the answer is you do need a generator service maintenance plan! Generators are an investment and you want them to last, especially if you have a standby generator. You also want to make sure that they work when you need them. After all, isn’t that why you bought a generator?

Standby generators typically have between 10,000 and 30,000 hours of life in them. That many hours equates to somewhere between 15 to 25 years. The best way to make sure you get the most out of your generator investment is to hire a professional to conduct regular preventative maintenance. Depending on how old your generator is or what climate it is in, it may need more frequent maintenance. For instance, generators in Florida experience high heat and humidity, meaning they will require more frequent maintenance.

If you bought a generator a few years ago and did not perform any maintenance on it you might have been kicking yourself as Hurricane Irma came jogging right towards your home. You tested it to see if it is working, but it’s not. Not only is it in desperate need of an oil change, but a belt has deteriorated and broke. Additionally, the majority of generators come with a manufacturer warranty that is ONLY valid with proof of service.

Don’t let this be you! The list below gives you an idea of what to expect out of a basic service agreement. Most importantly, as an EmPower Generators service customer and agreement holder you get first response priority!

Tune-Up Checklist

  • Oil/Filter Change
  • Re-torque Intake/Exhaust Manifold
  • Check Engine Starter/DC Alternator
  • Full Inspection (Electrical/Mechanical)
  • Power Outage Emulation

Inspection Checklist

  • Check Battery Condition
  • Inspect/Test Fuel System
  • Transfer Switch Inspection
  • Inspect Exhaust System
  • Check Engine Ignition
  • Test Engine Safety Devices
  • Power Outage Emulation

Remote Monitoring

Did you know that some generators have the ability to be monitored remotely? With remote monitoring as a service enhancement, you can get updates and reports via text or email to know if your generator is healthy or if it is in need of maintenance or repair. Know your generator is in good shape without even leaving the couch! It is a way to detect problems that may be missed in between your schedules visits.

Hire a Trained Professional

When you hire someone to come to come to your home and provide a service, you want the confidence that they know what they are doing. All of the technicians at EmPower Generators are fully trained and certified to service a wide variety of brands including Kohler, Cummins, Generac, Honeywell, Briggs & Stratton, Winco/Winpower, and more!

Your generator is a lot like your car, it has an engine and requires oil changes and full inspections just like your car. If you don’t change the oil in your car, it will stop running. Again, your generator is the same. One major difference between your car and your generator, is we come to you to service your generator! If your generator has not been serviced recently, EmPower Generator can help you. Don’t wait until next hurricane season rolls around to find out if your generator is in serious need of repair. Complete our generator service agreement to get you electrical generator maintenance completed right away!

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