A whole house propane backup generator can literally be a lifesaver for your family, powering home medical equipment and keeping the heat on when the Connecticut winter is at its fiercest (not to mention protecting your property and food).
But the incredible peace of mind your generator buys you will only pay off if your generator works when you need it to. Here are three things you can do to make sure your generator will answer the call when you need it most.
A Generator Fall Checklist
- 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.
- Run it – Like any mechanical equipment, a generator that sits for long periods without running will eventually develop problems. Take 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 or more to lubricate moving parts and maintain important seals (you wouldn’t leave your car in the driveway in January without running it occasionally, would you? The same idea applies here).
- 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 get in 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 learn more.
Casey Energy – There when you need us most, just like your generator should be. Contact us today to sign up for our high value Generator Service Plan so we can get your service call in before the cold weather hits!