How to Know if Your Standby Generator Needs to Be Repaired

Standby backup generators are among the best power backup systems for complete 24/7 protection against power failure. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues with your generator, it may be time to schedule a consultation to determine if your system needs maintenance or repair.

    • Start-up issues: Generators should be able to start up quickly when needed, and in some cases, they should start up automatically in the event of a power outage depending on the type of generator you have.
    • Excessive fuel consumption: Older generators, or generators that haven’t been properly maintained, may begin to wear out which can lead to an increase in fuel usage.
    • Fluctuation in power output: The purpose of a generator is to provide consistent power in the event of a power outage. If you notice the power flickering or experience brownouts while using the same appliances and devices you normally use, there may be an issue with your generator.


Regular maintenance of your home generator helps ensure you have power when you need it.

Why Schedule Routine Generator Maintenance?

Scheduling routine maintenance checks for your standby generator helps ensure your system is operating at peak performance when you need it most. Regular preventative maintenance can increase the lifespan of your generator and help prevent costly repairs from wear and tear on your system. Here are a few of the items our technicians check during a generator maintenance checkup:

    • Lubrication
    • Fuel and fuel lines
    • Starting mechanisms
    • Engine filters
    • Alternator
    • Air and combustion

Why Choose SMO for your Generator Maintenace & Repair?

We are a family-owned, full-service heating and cooling company that has been providing the Southern Maryland region, Anne Arundel County, and Prince George’s County with total home comfort solutions for generations. Whatever your generator needs may be, we have you covered.

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