1. Read the Owner’s Manual
“The manual provides model-specific information for operation.”
2. Perform Self-TestsPeriodically starting up your generator and performing a brief self-test will give you a good sense of how well it’s functioning. The test run doesn’t last long, but make sure you verify the unit is working and running smoothly, and that no warnings or alarms show up. You should do this at a minimum once a month.
3. Schedule Annual Oil Change and Tune UpMuch like the engine of your car needs oil to function properly, your standby generator also needs regular oil checks. Replace the old oil with the model-specific amount needed as noted in the owner’s manual. It’s also a good idea to change the dirty filter with and put in a new one. In addition to checking the oil regularly, you should check it if you use your generator for an extended time. Be sure to let the generator cool down before inspecting the oil levels.
4. Check the Fuel RegularlyGenerators typically run on natural gas or propane gas. If your generator uses propane gas, you always want to make sure your propane tank is at full capacity in case of an emergency. Remember that in bad weather it is difficult for propane companies to make a delivery. Plan ahead and check your fuel gauge to ensure you won’t be left in the dark when a power outage occurs.
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