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Generator Maintenance Tips from a Franklin Electrician

Current Electric has a Franklin electrician who is ready to perform around-the-clock service on your electricity. This is incredibly handy when an emergency situation breaks out where you’re left without any power in your home. You shouldn’t have to suffer without power and operate through your home by candlelight in the 21st century, which is why our Franklin electrician makes it the goal to keep power running for all residents.

One of our most important services is generator maintenance. Our Franklin electrician can inspect your generator for any kinks or bugs that may prevent it from working at its best.  But if you’re a more independent-minded homeowner, we’re also happy to offer tips on how you can maintain it and keep the power running all day, every day.

What Does Our Franklin Electrician Recommend?

For optimum performance, our Franklin electrician wants to give you some pointers on how to properly take care of your generator throughout the year and in between our professional maintenance check-ups:

  • Check Overall Condition: Give your generator a look over for corrosion, loose or broken wires, and stuck buttons. Clean away any debris that could be getting into the alternator. If anything can’t be fixed by your own hands, leave it in the hands of a professional.
  • Check the Battery. Top off the distilled water in the battery if needed, and check its voltage. Batteries are usually only good for 2-3 years, so make sure you don’t have a battery that’s too old to provide power.
  • Change Lubricant Oil and Filters: Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use synthetic oil in air cooled units. Lubricant oil
  • Check Bolts and Gasket. Wear and tear is inevitable but most issues are usually easy replacements. Bolts and gaskets may have extensive damage
  • Check Fuel. Any unused gas just sitting in the generator loses its effectiveness after 6 months. Dispose of it properly and call a professional to see what can do next to get the most out of your gas.
  • Use Generator Regularly: If you’re not using your generator all the time, at least start it up every 6 months to make sure it’s ready to go. Lengthy periods of non-usage can actually prevent you generator from working at its best.

Contact Current Electric today for more generator maintenance tips from a Franklin electrician! When it comes to maintaining your generator, we want to have total power over its well-being.

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