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Benefits of Regular Generator Maintenance

home generatorUsually, there’s no telling when you will actually need your generator, but you will certainly appreciate it when you do. It may seem like an obvious service to keep up with, but the reality is many business and homeowners neglect regular generator maintenance. Installing a generator isn’t enough to ensure sustained operation; you must also maintain it under the supervision of trained professionals. Below, the Clay’s Climate Control team highlights the benefits of regular generator maintenance and why it should be a priority for all homes and businesses.

Helps Identify and Repair Generators Problems Early

Although most generators are built to last, there is a possibility they could experience some issues down the line. When you have a trained professional maintain your generator, they can identify potential problems and repair them before they become major. 

Ensures Proper Functionality 

Regular generator maintenance ensures smooth operation and functionality during an unexpected power outage. During maintenance, your technician will inspect the most critical components, including: 

  • The engine speed
  • The fluid and oil levels
  • Oil filter and air filters
  • The belts, hoses, lines, connectors, and any other accessories
  • The control panel and the engine
  • The cooling system
  • Generator supply connections
  • Battery cables and battery terminals
  • The exhaust system 

Regularly scheduling generator maintenance will ensure your system is running efficiently and safely at all times. 

Increases the Lifespan and Efficiency of Your Generator

Like any system in your home or business, your generator needs to be properly maintained to continue running efficiently. Professional maintenance will help your generator function at peak performance, as well as extend the lifespan. If you don’t make necessary repairs to your generator, it will be more likely to experience issues and malfunction when you need it most. 

Saves You Money

Ignoring maintenance will lead to higher repair costs. In the short term, this will save you a little money, but in the long run, it will cost you more to continually pay for repairs and eventually replace the unit. 

Helps Prevent Fuel Problems

Fueling issues are common with generators, especially if your generator hasn’t been operated in awhile. Without maintenance, you can experience clogs, dead batteries, and algae buildup. When a professional technician services your generator, they ensure fuel levels are checked and the supply is changed, eliminating problems before they occur.  

Automatic Standby Generator Installation by Clay’s Climate Control

From refrigerators to lights, entertainment systems to HVAC units, consistent and reliable electricity is essential in today’s world. However, heavy storms and high winds are common in New Jersey, so power outages are bound to occur. What if we told you you could better protect your home from losing power during these moments? When you invest in an automatic standby generator, you can ensure that your necessities, conveniences, and amenities are available when you need them and backed up when the power goes out. If you’re interested in learning more about generator installation services, connect with Clay’s Climate Control. We offer installation and maintenance of Honeywell and Generac generators. Call today at 609-916-1106 to schedule an appointment.


Common Ductwork Problems People Should Know About

common ductwork problemsYour home’s HVAC system is indispensable; it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. For the entire system to function efficiently, one of its main components, the ductwork, must be in proper working condition. When something goes wrong, the air ducts are usually overlooked, so homeowners have no clue that a problem exists. If you think something is amiss or have been experiencing issues with your HVAC system, it could be time to check your ductwork. Serious concerns may need to be addressed and diagnosed by an air duct specialist, but for common issues, most homeowners can troubleshoot them on their own. Below we share a few common air duct problems to be aware of.

Dirty Ductwork

Dust, debris, germs, and other contaminants accumulate within your home’s ductwork, so it’s no surprise dirty ducts can cause big problems. Not only do dirty ducts worsen the indoor air quality, but they also obstruct the heated or cooled air from reaching you. Having your ducts routinely inspected and cleaned can help ensure the air you breathe is clean and free of contaminants and keep your HVAC system running efficiently.  


Leaky ductwork is a common problem that most homeowners may not realize they have. Over time, air ducts get old and degrade, developing holes and cracks. Believe it or not, up to 40% of the air that travels through an HVAC system doesn’t make it to the registers because of these holes and cracks. These damages can be repaired, but if you have a large gap or hole, your ducts may need to be replaced. Clay’s air duct repair or inspection services can alleviate these issues and keep your HVAC system running optimally.

Poorly Sealed Registers

Improperly sealed registers at the duct connection can cause various problems. If the duct isn’t fully closed, air can be distributed into areas it’s not intended for, causing your unit to work overtime. It also allows the entry of insects, critters, and debris into your ductwork and home. Improperly sealed ducts impact energy efficiency and affect your unit’s lifespan. 

Inadequate Insulation

Your ductwork should always be sufficiently insulated. Uninsulated ducts let a considerable amount of heat and air escape, which means your unit has to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Inefficient Design

Your ductwork should transfer air from one point to another with the least amount of distance and obstructions. Poor design will result in inefficient heating and cooling and high energy costs. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do in this situation except upgrade your system. A ductless system is a good choice and allows homeowners to create “zones” in their homes to save energy and money.  

How the Air Duct Specialists at Clay’s Climate Control Can Help

At Clay’s, we ensure your HVAC system operates effectively, including your ductwork. Our trained technicians come to your home, examine your air ducts, and recommend necessary repairs or upgrades to make your system as efficient as possible. If you’re interested in building a new HVAC system, our team is ready to suggest new technologies, like a ductless system, that might be better for your home. Contact us at 609-916-1106 to schedule your appointment today!