Like any other major piece of equipment, your generator needs regular maintenance to keep it operating smoothly. Reliable Power Systems is South Florida’s most trusted generator supplier, and they also specialize in generator maintenance in Boynton Beach, FL. Whether you use it as a backup power source or to power the tools and equipment in your hobby workshop, your generator takes a beating. Generators are designed to be tough, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a little tender love and care every now and then. Reliable Power Systems shares these tips to make generator maintenance in Boynton Beach, FL quick and easy.
Check the Oil
You can get away with checking your car’s oil every few months, but when it comes to your generator, you should be checking the oil level before each use. If your generator is new, you should change the oil after 20 hours of use to rid the system of assembly lube. If your generator is already broken in, you should be able to go 100 hours before changing the oil. That time span is shortened, however, if the generator is operated in dirty conditions.
Inspect the Air Filter
The air filter’s job is to block dirt, dust, and other kinds of debris from entering the inner workings of the generator, but if it’s clogged, the generator will essentially suffocate. Air needs to be able to pass through the filter, and that means you need to clean it and replace it on a regular basis. Make it easy to remember by cleaning the air filter every time you change the oil—or after every 100 hours of use.
Keep it Clean
Generators are often kept in basements and workshops where they’re quickly coated in dirt, spider webs, and sawdust. Even when the air filter is clean, it can only keep out so much dirt and dust. You’ll save your air filter and extend the life of your generator by being vigilant about keeping the generator itself clean. Use a pressurized air supply and a clean rag with degreaser to remove excess dirty and dust.
While many of these generator maintenance tasks can be performed on your own, there’s no substitute for a professional inspection. The generator technicians at Reliable Power Systems are trained to recognize problems that may be small now, but have potential to seriously threaten the life of your generator. Early detection is the best way to extend the life of your generator, and it’s important to schedule annual inspections.
Reliable Power Systems is the most reliable generator company in all of South Florida, but you don’t have to simply take their word for it. Call them today to schedule an appointment. You can also visit their website to learn more about generator maintenance in Boynton Beach, FL.
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