Why You Need A Generator Maintenance Plan
November 19, 2018
Our blog has already highlighted the importance of having a Kohler standby generator in Southwest Florida for hurricane preparedness, and the steps you must take to get a generator installed. The next step is to have a generator maintenance plan. Like any other appliance or mechanical system in your household, a generator requires regular attention to run efficiently.
A maintenance plan will identify problems with equipment and correct them before any major problems occur. It’s imperative for your generator to be able to run as your backup power supply in case of emergency, so most manufacturers require proper maintenance as a condition to warranty. Bottom line is – if you own a generator, you need a generator maintenance plan.
How Often Do You Need Maintenance?
As with many things when it comes to appliances, how often you should get generator maintenance will vary by device and usage. If you are using it as a home generator that isn’t used often, you probably only need it twice a year. But if you have a generator powering an office space or it is used more often, it may need be more regular maintenance.
As a rule of thumb, standby generators typically have between 10,000 and 30,000 hours of life – which equates to somewhere between 15 to 25 years. Other factors like age of the generator and climate can affect how regularly you need maintenance. In Southwest Florida, our hot and humid climate will require more frequent maintenance.
What Goes into Generator Maintenance?
To get started with your generator maintenance plan, like with installation, you need to work with a certified Kohler dealer on your generator to protect your investment. We can provide instructions for homeowners who want to manage their own service and maintenance at home, but like with installation, working with a certified trained electrician and Kohler dealer is the best way to give your generator the longest life possible.
We can take care of everything for you, including oil changes, spark plugs, fluids and filters, and everything else needed to make sure your unit is in running order. We also can equip newer generators with remote monitoring systems that you can access from your device, to report on your generator’s health 24/7.
While regular maintenance should allow you to identify any problems before they become an issue, if you ever notice any unusual activity coming from your generator, don’t hesitate to contact your Kohler dealer/certified electrician immediately.
Work with A Southwest Florida Certified Kohler Dealer
If you are living in Southwest Florida and you haven’t yet had a Kohler generator installed in your home, work with Empowered Global, a Southwest Florida licensed electrician and certified Kohler dealer, to get started. And if you already have one installed, work with us to get started on your regularly scheduled maintenance plan.
We offer generator service in Bonita Springs, Naples, Estero and the surrounding areas, and we are dedicated to quality electrical services work with unparalleled customer service. To learn more about our services or to schedule a consultation, contact us today at 239-330-4520!