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Top Generator Maintenance Tips

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Rack Electric is the number one choice for standby generators and generator maintenance. We are a family owned and operated company that strives to provide the best electrical contracting service possible. Rack Electric is built on credibility and responsiveness which makes us quite reliable. One excellent service we provide is generator maintenance. Owning a generator is essential in Florida due to inclement weather. Therefore, maintaining a generator is crucial in order for the machine to function to properly.

 

Top Generator Maintenance Tips

  • What is A Generator
  • Keep Oil Plentiful
  • Heavy Duty Cord
  • Cleaning And Service

 

What is A Generator

A generator is a device that converts motive power into electrical power for use in an external circuit. These are excellent machines that supply electrical power to a home or business during a power outage. The flow of the electric charges constitutes the output electric current supplied by the generator. Rack Electric has the best inventory of generators for a home or business that are guaranteed to do the job.

 

Keep Oil Plentiful

One essential tip is to keep the oil levels plentiful in the generator. Regular oil changes allow the generator to function properly. It is recommended that a person change the machine’s oil after the first month or 20 hours of use. A person should also store up on plenty of oil filters during a power outage. This is important in order to prevent a person from needing to purchase oil during a lengthy power outage. Using synthetic oil is a great option for oil. Synthetic oil is designed for extremely high and low-temperature viscosity. Therefore, the machine will perform better in cold or hot temperatures.

 

Lock Down

In order to keep the generator in place, the machine should be locked down with a heavy-duty cord. This a great tip for keeping a generator in place (preventing damage) and protecting a person from an accidental electrocution. The cord should not exceed 100 feet between the generator and other objects. A second tip is connecting the wire to the grounding rod for added security. This requires a person to dig a hole sinking a grounding rod and an eye bolt in concrete.

 

Cleaning And Service

A standby generator should be run once a week to ensure that the machine is working properly. This will ensure that the unit has no alarms or warnings. While servicing, the unit should be in auto mode, this will allow the unit to automatically start up. Another great tip is the unit should be free and clear of debris inside and outside of the enclosure. The battery terminals should be clean and tight, in order to keep the battery operating efficiently. In addition, the unit should be serviced every six months by Rack Electric.

 

Rack Electric is the best choice for standby generators and generator maintenance. We have experienced professionals who have years on the job and will provide top-notch service. Call Now (561) 391-3550 for all of a home or businesses generator needs! Visit us on the web at Rack Electric for more information.

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