With multiple storms of the century occurring in the past week, now seemed a good time to talk about keeping generators in good condition. New Jersey isn’t slated for a major storm on the level of Harvey or Irma, but it doesn’t take a hurricane to shut down the power grid for an extended period of time. The country’s power infrastructure is crumbling just as quickly as the rest of it, and the amount of strain we all place on it is increasing. Chances are, the amount of power outages you’re going to have to deal with are only going to increase over the years. If you have a generator for your home, it’s a good idea to make sure it’s prepared for use at all times. The best way to do that is to schedule professional maintenance on a regular basis.
Catching Problems as Early as Possible
Plenty of systems don’t display obvious signs of a problem until they’ve had plenty of time to develop. With a heater or air conditioner, that’s not that big of an issue. You might have to pay a bit more to repair a more advanced problem, but generally you’ll realize that the system has an issue in time to prevent the worst of it. With a generator, though, allowing a problem to go undetected can make things quite a bit worse. A generator is an emergency system. It has to work when the time comes. You don’t want to find out that your generator has an issue when a power outage occurs and the system doesn’t work. Stumbling around in the dark because your generator has a problem and didn’t warn you is not a fun place to be.
Preventive maintenance gives your technician the chance to find any potential problem areas in your system, and resolve them before they get any worse. Having this done on a regular basis not only prevents your generator from having more issues develop, but helps it to run better, as well. You can potentially save thousands of dollars on repair costs over the life of your generator by scheduling preventive maintenance on a regular basis.
When to Schedule Generator Maintenance
You probably don’t have to use your generator more than a few times a year, but those times are probably concentrated in storm season. Any amount of preventive maintenance on an annual basis is better than not scheduling it at all. However, it’s a good idea to schedule your maintenance appointments right before you expect to have to use the generator every year. This ensures that your generator is in the best possible condition to cope with possibly having to run for an extended period of time.
Anderson Electric Corp. provides comprehensive generator maintenance services throughout Clifton, NJ. If you need generator services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts. We’ll make sure that your generator is in the best possible shape this season.