If you have a whole-house generator, you’re protected from the cost and inconvenience of a power outage as long as your generator is working properly. Generators rarely run into trouble within their lifespan because they run so infrequently. A whole-house generator is hooked up to your gas supply and wired into your electrical system. As soon as it senses that there is no longer an electrical current running through your home, it kicks in within a matter of seconds, powering nearly every appliance in your home if you’ve chosen a generator with a large enough capacity.
While generator should not run into repairs often, there may come a day that you notice damage or improper operation during a test run. If this unfortunate circumstance occurs, be sure to schedule repairs for your Pomona generator with the professionals at Design Air Inc.
Some Common Repairs
The following repairs are some of the most common that electricians see.
- Electrical Repairs: The wiring may fray or corrode over time, or it’s possible that it was not wired properly in the first place. Spark plugs may also fall victim to corrosion, and will require replacement.
- Lubricating Motors: Motors can wear down and quit working if they become overworked, which is why maintenance is recommended every year so that a technician can lubricate the motors.
- Sealing Leaks: Your generator most likely runs on natural gas or propane, which is still available during a power outage, so a leak in the gas line or from your system would be detrimental to operation, not to mention hazardous for your home.
Most experts suggest scheduling maintenance every year to make sure that there are no problems with the generator that need to be addressed immediately. During a maintenance visit, a technician can clean parts, tighten connection, adjust any loose bolts, and inspect the entire unit for damage. It’s also recommended that you call a technician as soon as you notice any signs of damage or after any extreme weather which could have potentially affected your system.
For whole-house generator service, call the experts at Design Air Inc whenever you need a professional to look over your unit for some peace of mind, or if you’d like to protect your home with a new generator in Pomona. Give us a call today!