Winter Home Generator Preparedness
A propane backup generator can be a lifesaver for your family, instantly powering home medical equipment, heating and home security systems, and refrigerators and freezers when severe weather takes down the grid.
But your generator can only provide those peace-of-mind benefits if it’s ready to go at a moment’s notice – something that can be a challenge under extreme weather conditions if you don’t take a few sensible precautions.
A Ready Generator
Here are three things you can do today to keep your propane standby generator ready for action in the weeks and months to come:
- Fill it with propane – Make sure your backup generator has enough propane gas to get you through at least a week without power – preferably more – since conditions may prevent or delay fuel deliveries.
- Take it for regular test runs – Just like a car, a backup generator should be started and run for a few minutes each month during the winter to lubricate moving parts and maintain important seals. Aim to run the generator on full power for about 20-30 minutes once or twice a month during winter – you can reduce the frequency to once every three months once the weather gets warmer.
- Have it professionally maintained – Like any mechanical equipment, professional maintenance is the key to keeping your generator running at its reliable best when you need it most. Contact us today to learn more about preventative whole house propane backup generator maintenance in New Jersey!
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