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How Often Should Generators Be Serviced?

How Often Should Generators Be Serviced?

Keep your generator 100 percent reliable.

generator service South Orange, nj Would you go an entire year without checking your car’s oil or bringing it to a mechanic for a tune-up? Of course, you wouldn’t. Ignoring the maintenance of your car would lower its fuel efficiency and put you and your loved ones at risk by increasing the chance of a breakdown.

The same concerns are there for your home’s standby generator. In a time when Americans are facing more outages because of extreme weather and poor grid infrastructure, a whole-house generator is more important than ever. At JW Pierson Co., we install and service top-quality propane and natural gas generators from Honeywell. Our customers in Essex, Passaic and Bergen Counties rely on these systems for peace of mind. We want to ensure your generator is fully operational when you need it most.

Generator Service Frequency

The manufacturer of the generators we sell recommends service every 12 to 24 months or after every 200 hours of use, whichever comes first. Our technicians have the special training and extensive experience to provide necessary maintenance for your unit, including changing filters and replacing spark plugs.
Not sure how many hours your generator has run? Check the hour meter on its controller.

Other steps to keep your generator running effectively

There are some simple steps you can take to ensure the best possible operation of your gas-powered standby generator. These include the following:

Please refer to your generator’s owner’s manual for detailed instructions on day-to-day maintenance.

How long will a whole-house generator last?

The lifespan of a gas-powered whole-house generator is generally 20 to 40 years with proper maintenance. The generators we install come with a standard five-year manufacturer’s warranty, protecting you from any issues with the components on a relatively new unit. Still, it’s crucial to keep up with the maintenance of your generator to ensure its longest service life.

JW Pierson Co. is your whole-house generator provider.

There are many good reasons northern New Jersey households trust our team to provide long-lasting backup power. We work closely with your family to determine your specific power needs and identify a standby generator that meets them. We’ll install and connect your whole-house generator quickly and ensure its safe operation.

Plus, you’ll have a long-term partner in JW Pierson’s team. We’re always available to our customers for generator repairs and maintenance.

Is it time for us to service your whole-house generator? Reach out now to request service.