Is Your Generator Ready to Go?

Is Your Generator Ready to Go?

Generators make a great addition to any home in the Wycoff, NJ area. Winter has officially arrived and it’s supposed to be one of the coldest on record. While our civic electrical grid is as reliable as they come, Mother Nature always has the final word. A reliable generator could be just the thing your family needs to stay safe and comfortable during an emergency.

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But there’s more to getting a generator ready to go than purchase and installation. Once you have it in place, you need to make sure it functions when needed, and that you don’t end up with any nasty surprises when the lights go out. Here are a few important tips to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Get Your Generator Maintained

Ideally, you should schedule a maintenance session at least once a year for your generator, allowing an expert technician to look it over for any potential problems. Maintenance sessions also entail cleaning, checking the fittings and spotting signs of anything more substantive so you can treat them before you need your system.

Make Sure You Have Fuel

Some generators run on civic gas lines and utilize other sources of fuel. But many consume diesel and other kinds of fuel, which you need to have on-site when trouble strikes to keep your home powered. Each generator consumes fuel at a different rate. Pay close attention to that and make sure you have enough fuel to last several days.

Clear the Vents

Most generators create exhaust when they run, which means venting pipes or similar means to get the exhaust out of your home. If you know a storm or similar trouble is coming, check to make sure the vents are clear. It’s a good idea to do that every few weeks regardless, in case the unexpected happens.

Call the experts at Design Air Inc. for more on the best ways to keep your generator prepared!