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Generator Tune-Ups Will Power Up Your Storm Season

April 18, 2023

As summer approaches, the likelihood of severe storms increases, bringing with it the potential for extended power outages. Homeowners equipped with generators may feel confident that they’ll be able to maintain power during these outages, but did you know that the leading cause of generator failure is inadequate maintenance? Even worse, neglecting your generator’s maintenance can void its warranty. Don’t let your generator fail you when it matters most–invest in regular tune-ups to keep your system in top condition.

“Routine generator tune-ups are the best defense against extreme weather. They ensure that your generator is ready to kick on when you need it most, so you can keep your home running during outages.” – Tim Young, Electrical Division Manager

The importance of regular generator tune-ups
Check for aging or failing batteries

Over time, generator batteries can lose their ability to hold a charge, making them unreliable during power outages. Regular tune-ups ensure that your generator’s battery is in good working condition and ready to provide power when needed.

Clear debris to maintain proper airflow

Generators need proper airflow to function efficiently. Debris, such as leaves, dirt or other obstructions can cause your generator to overheat or fail. Regular tune-ups include thorough cleaning to prevent these issues.

Monitor coolant levels in liquid-cooled units

Low coolant levels can cause your generator’s engine to overheat, resulting in potential damage and reduced performance. Regular tune-ups ensure that coolant levels are maintained to prevent rust buildup and keep your generator running smoothly.

Inspect and replace filters and oil

Dirty or deteriorated filters and oil can negatively impact your generator’s performance, leading to inefficient operation or even failure. Regular tune-ups involve inspecting and replacing filters and oil as needed to ensure optimal performance.

Examine wiring for rodent damage

Rodents can chew through wiring, causing damage that could lead to generator failure. During routine tune-ups, professionals will inspect your generator’s wiring and repair any damage.

Identify and address corrosion

Corrosion can compromise the integrity of your generator’s components, leading to decreased performance or failure. Regular tune-ups involve inspecting for signs of corrosion and taking the necessary steps to address the issue.

Protect your warranty

Proper maintenance is essential for keeping your generator’s warranty intact. Many warranties require regular maintenance to remain valid, so investing in routine tune-ups not only ensures your generator’s performance but also helps you avoid costly repairs or replacements down the line.

Don’t leave your comfort and convenience to chance–invest in regular generator tune-ups to prevent breakdowns and extend the life of your system. A well-maintained generator is not only more reliable but will also be ready to provide power during severe weather.

Contact the experts at Valiant Energy Solutions

At Valiant Energy Solutions, our team of experienced professionals is dedicated to helping you maintain your generator and ensure its peak performance. We offer comprehensive generator maintenance plans tailored to your specific needs, ensuring your generator remains in optimal condition year-round.

Don’t wait until the next storm strikes–call Valiant Energy Solutions today to speak with our electrical team or send us a message to learn more about our generator maintenance plans. Let us help you keep the lights on, even when the weather is at its worst.

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