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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.