As the saying goes, “precaution is better than the cure”. Man can save himself from a serious illness if he takes healthy diet, do exercise and take the required precautions,
in the same way for all types of electrical appliances maintenance is a must. Proper maintenance can increase the life span of your home appliances. A generator is no different in this regard it can last for a decade if it is properly kept and maintenance is done. If the generator is not properly maintained, it requires extensive repairs, replacement of expensive parts or even the replacement of the whole unit. In order to keep your generator in a good condition follow the following maintenance tips
1. Purchase a Generator with Warranty and Insurance
In order to avoid any kind of trouble in future, it is best to purchase a generator with proper warranty and insurance. It will help you save your money as in case your generator is not working properly and its warranty is valid you can get it repaired free of cost. In case there is major issue with the machinery of the generator the insurance company will bear its cost if it is insured. Warranty and insurance are the two investments that are beneficial for your generator in the long run.
2. Buy a Proper Cover or Enclosure for your Generator
The slightest rainfall can damage can the inside of your generator so it is important to keep your generator protected from harmful weather effects. You need to buy a proper cover or enclosure depending on whether you have a standby or portable generator. You can also build a shed like a dog house for your portable generator.
3. Prevent motor burn-out
Use heavy duty cords for lesser voltage and to prevent a motor burnout. Lighter cords increase the voltage. As generators are noisy so use longer cords to prevent your home from getting disturbed from its noise.
4. Power up your generator every three months
It is recommended that all running generators should be taken after every three months for 30 minutes to charge their battery for the electric starter. The worst possible situation that you need to avoid is that your electric starter is not working in time of need.
5. Keep a check on the gas tank, oil and filters of the generator
Keep your generator safe by keeping your gas tank filled. When a generator is out of gas they stop power while the electrical load in your home will suck the magnetic field from the generator itself. Keep a good supply of oil and filters so that in a case of a long power breakdown you may not be running to the market to get oil and filters.
If you follow the above mentioned useful maintenance tips for your generator it will not only keep you trouble free but it will also increase the life of your generator. And any power breakdown whether long or short will not be a source of tension for you.
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