Have you had a Standby Backup Generator Installed for your NJ Home or Business?
If youve had a generator installed for your home or business, you've made a very smart move. But a generator is not a "set it and forget it" item.
Here are a few things you need to know about the appropriate servicing and maintenance for your Standby Backup Generator.
According to Generac, one of the country's largest and most revered Generator manufacturer, there's a reason they bother training their dealers and the dealer's service techs in the proper ways to install, maintain and repair standby backup generators.
Anyone that carries a tool belt is under the misinterpretation that he or she is thus qualified to properly maintain these generators as suggested by the manufacturer. Perhaps even a homeowner may attempt to service the unit. A spokesperson from Generac told us: "Everyone may think that they are qualified to service generators, but they need to have a service account set up with us and be certified and trained. Consumers should know that if a non certified dealer does warranty work, that will void the warranty."
Generac and most of the larger generator manufacturers suggest that their whole house generators are serviced twice annually including an oil and filter change. As we tell our customers: you wouldn't drive your car without having that type of service performed, nor should you neglect your generator which has an engine within it.
Additionally, if your generator runs for 100 hours consecutively, during a power outage (that'smore than 7 days) it will require an additional service and oil change.
So you see, there's a bit more than visiting your local home store, purchasing a unit and walking out the door to find an electrician or handyman to install it...and to maintain it.
A qualified service technician not only has an estabished relationship with a manufacturer, stocking necessary repair parts, but regularly attends classes and updates and maintains a certification. Many certified contractors will offer a generator maintenance contract.
Unfortunately we've come across several situations where disgruntled homeowners have spent thousands of dollars and had the wrong size generator installed, an inadequately sized gas line, an installation that just won't pass local ordinance inspections and the list goes on and on.
To this end, we expect that several homeowners may find that their generators do not work properly when called to action.
In order to rest comfortably, you need a reputable company that stands behind their work, and will honor the warranty on their instalaltion. And, a company that is qualified and certified to maintain your system.
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