Once the power goes out, it’s too late to check your generator to make sure it’s ready. We’ve seen disaster strike throughout the country as this summer has drawn to a close, and it really brings preparedness to the forefront. Whether it’s flooding and high winds that are causing electrical disturbances, or it’s 4 feet of snow falling across Northeast Ohio and taking down power lines, there are many reasons that we might need to click over to the generator to keep the house warm and, more importantly, make sure we don’t miss any football games.
Take a look at these tips to ensure that your generator is ready for action if disaster strikes:
Whether you have a permanent full house generator or a portable unit, you want to cover it so that the elements don’t wreak havoc on your system. You can either get a cover or an enclosure, but it’s important that you keep it covered up and out of the brutal winter conditions.
Not only is it inconvenient to run to the gas station in a blizzard, not having gas can damage your equipment. When your generator runs out of gas, the electric load in your home sucks the magnetic field from your generator while the generator stops power. Needless to say, this can really be destructive to your equipment, and it can also be dangerous.
It’s a good idea to power up your generator every 30 days and let it run. Not using it can cause failure once you do power it up.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to get fresh plugs and filters. Change the spark plug and filter at the onset of every season so you don’t get caught unprepared.
Remember that Blue Collar Electricians is the top choice for electrical generator installation in Ohio. Whether you need to install a new unit or you want us to take a look at your current equipment before winter hits, schedule a visit with Blue Collar Electricians and make sure your home electrical system is ready for the season.