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The Importance of Generator Maintenance

Most generators require routine maintenance to ensure they are operational. It is typical for manufacturers to recommend generator maintenance at least one time a year, sometimes more often. You may not rely on your generator except for emergency needs. That means that, even when it is stored away unused, it is necessary to take a closer look at your generator to ensure it is in the best condition possible. Doing so offers a number of benefits. When it comes to generators in Gainesville, FL, our team can provide you with an inspection and necessary maintenance to keep it in good shape. Here’s why it matters.

Ensure It’s Ready When You Need It

From dirt and debris to critters building nests in them, generators that are stored out of sight can easily degrade. That means that when there is an unexpected power outage, you may not have a working generator to kick on and help you. Routine maintenance ensures it is operating and ready to go. 

Minimize the Risk of Fuel Problems

When generators do not receive the maintenance necessary, they are more likely to struggle with fuel-related problems, such as algae buildup within them. Other times, the batteries will die, or the fuel injectors become clogged. These problems happen even if you do not operate your generator often, and when they do, they can be costly to repair. 

Extend Its Lifespan

You may find that routine generator maintenance is very important in ensuring that your system remains operational long-term. If you maintain it, there are fewer components rubbing against either other. The less wear and tear, the longer the system is operational. Properly maintained systems run smoother and longer.

Reduce the Need for Repairs

Another core benefit is that these systems can need repairs often if they are not maintained. However, if you have them inspected and maintained each year, you are less likely to find yourself in a situation where you have to spend a lot of money to get the system back up and running. Sometimes, poor maintenance may lead to having to replace the entire unit well before it should need replacement.

Boost Efficiency

When you have a generator that is running properly, it is less likely to need to use excessive amounts of fuel to operate. Since fuel consumption is a big concern for any generator user, you want to be sure your system is operating at the best possible level. Routine maintenance will ensure the system is efficient, or upgrades may be possible to get it to that point. 

Prevent Gas Leaks

Generators that are maintained are less likely to have problems with carbon monoxide generation and poisoning. This is very dangerous and a high risk for older generators. If your system is putting off carbon monoxide, it could be infiltrating your home. This odorless gas can be a silent killer. Well-maintained systems are less likely to have these types of problems, especially if they are newer. 

Contact Affinity Gas Services today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “The Gas Efficiency Experts.”

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