Protect Your Backup Generator This Fall…and for Years to Come!
A whole-house emergency propane generator can literally be a lifesaver for your family, powering home medical equipment and keeping the heat on when winter temperatures take a deep plunge. Having a generator also helps protect your property and preserve your food during power outages.
But the incredible peace of mind your generator gives you will only pay off if your generator works when you need it. With that in mind, here are three steps you can take to be certain that your generator will answer the call when you need it most:
Fall Checklist for Propane Generator
- Fill It: Make sure your generator has enough propane to get you through at least a week without power, since impassable roads and other emergencies may delay deliveries. Early fall is a good time to schedule a top-off before heating season is in full swing.
- Test It: Like any mechanical equipment, a generator that sits for long periods without running will eventually develop problems. Give your generator for a test run about once every three months, powering up to a full load and observing any problems. During the winter, increase the frequency to at least once per month. This will lubricate moving parts and maintain seals. Think of it this way. You wouldn’t leave your car in the driveway in January without running it occasionally, would you? The same idea applies to your home’s propane generator.
- Maintain It: Preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your generator running at its reliable best. An annual tune-up is a must; twice per year (pre-summer and pre-winter) is ideal. One of the best ways to assure that maintenance is to sign up for a Casey Generator Service Plan, which includes an annual tune-up plus repair discounts and more!
Contact us today to sign up for our valuable Generator Service Plan so we can get your maintenance service finished before the cold weather settles in for good.