Installing a generator is an excellent way to prepare for inclement weather. We’ve all come to realize just how important a little back-up can be, and a reliable generator can help keep your family and home safe and comfortable when trouble arises. A generator can be a significant investment, however, and you want to make sure you use it to the fullest. Here are 3 tips for getting the most from your generator.
- Be ready with back-up fuel. If the power goes out, your generator may need to be on call for days at a time. The last thing you want to do in the middle of a storm is go out for additional fuel. Make sure you have plenty of spare fuel safely stored for when you need it. (On a safety level, never refuel a generator that is running, since it probably contains hot components that could start a fire. Turn it off and wait for it to cool before refueling.)
- Ventilate. A generator will generate exhaust emissions, which could be dangerous in an enclosed space. When you have your whole house generator installed, your technician will make sure that proper ventilation exists to allow the emissions to escape your home. You want to make sure that it stays clear and able to to its job for when an emergency does crop up.
- Keep it maintained. At the start of every rainy season, you have a professional drain the fuel from your generator, check it for any cracks, refuel it, and let it run for half an hour or so just to ensure that it’s operating correctly. That way, you won’t be faced with any unpleasant surprises when the time comes to really use it.
For other tips for getting the most from your generator, talk to the experts at Design Air Inc. We work in Nyack, generator installation is a specialty, and our services come with your complete satisfaction in mind. We can explain the benefits and maintenance steps to owning a generator, as well as helping you pick the right size and model to fit your conditions. Give us a call today, and let us show you what a difference we can make!