Having a Generac generator for emergencies is highly recommended in Florida due to the frequent tropical storms and potential for power outages, but your generator is only going to be helpful in an emergency if you keep it well maintained. There are some basic care and maintenance tasks that you need to routinely manage for your generator.
Keeping up with routine maintenance of your generator will ensure that it is able to run efficiently when it is needed. You should run maintenance on your Generac generator at least once per year or after every 100 hours of use. This means that if you are in an emergency where your generator will be used for more than a few days, you will need to be able to run maintenance tasks frequently until the power is restored.
Generac offers maintenance kits for all of its portable and standby generators. These maintenance kits include everything you need to maintain your unit, including oil, an air filter, and spark plugs. It is a good idea to have at least one of these maintenance kits on hand in case you need to do more frequent maintenance in an emergency situation.
Each time you do maintenance on your Generac generator, you will need to first make sure that it is completely cooled if it has been in use. You should then make sure to do the following tasks:
- Change the oil
- Replace the air filter, if necessary (you won’t be able to see through it)
- Replace the spark plugs, if necessary (check for corrosion)
In addition to these basic maintenance tasks, your generator may need repairs or replacement parts. Generac offers replacement parts for all of their generators so that you know your unit will continue working as designed. If you need help with maintenance or repair of your Generac generator, contact us today for assistance.