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Generator Maintenance Checklist

February 5, 2024

Generators are lifelines during power outages, providing critical electricity to keep homes, businesses, and essential services operational. However, the reliability of a generator hinges on proper maintenance. Neglecting regular upkeep can lead to malfunctions when you need your generator the most. 

To ensure your generator remains in top working condition, here’s a comprehensive maintenance checklist to guide you through the process of what our professionals keep an eye out for.

Visual Inspections

Regular visual checks of the generator and its surroundings are crucial. Look for signs of leaks, corrosion, or physical damage. Ensure that the area around the generator is clear of debris and obstructions, allowing for proper ventilation and exhaust.

Fluid Levels and Quality

Check the fuel, oil, and coolant levels regularly. Monitor the quality of these fluids, keeping an eye out for any contamination or degradation. Timely replacement and replenishment of fluids are imperative for the efficient operation of the generator.

Functional Testing

Routine functional tests are important to ensure the generator starts up promptly and operates smoothly. It’s essential to verify the automatic transfer switch (ATS) functionality by simulating power outages and assessing the generator’s response.

Electrical Components Inspection

Thoroughly inspect the electrical components, including wiring, connections, and circuit breakers, to ensure they are in good condition and free from wear or damage.

Professional Servicing

While diligent adherence to this maintenance checklist is beneficial, engaging professional technicians for periodic servicing and detailed inspections is indispensable. Experienced professionals possess the expertise to detect underlying issues and provide comprehensive maintenance that aligns with manufacturer specifications.

Generator Experts in Connecticut

When it comes to running your generator, improper use can lead to significant damage or accidents. The best way to ensure your generator works when you need it is to maintain and service it regularly, and that’s where PE Home Generators steps in! 

Call our team today to invest in a whole home generator.