You need to take your car in for an oil change every so often. What happens when you don’t keep up with it? Your engine clogs up with gunk and goo formerly known as oil, and eventually stops running. You need to keep up with maintenance to make sure your car keeps working with you. Same deal for generators. Generator maintenance is one of the primary ways homeowners can extend the life of their generators and get the most out of their purchase. But if that’s not good enough for you, we compiled a short list of reasons why generator maintenance is so important to homeowners in Tinton Falls and the surrounding areas.
There’s a Lot That Can Go Wrong
It won’t surprise you to hear that your backup generator is a sophisticated piece of hardware. There are a lot of moving parts and components required to keep the power flowing into your home, and they need close attention to make sure none of them are on the fritz. If even one of them is acting up, the whole generator (and consequently, your power supply) gets interrupted. Keeping a watchful eye on your generator will help you identify when components are on the way out and need replacing. The best way to fix any problem is to stop it before it becomes a problem and generator failures are no different. A professionally-trained electrician from Wave will be able to notice any and every possible problem coming down the road for your generator and help you get out ahead of it saving you aggravation and money in the long haul.
It Pays to Be Prepared
On average, NJ residents experience about 51 hours of power outages annually. That’s more than two full days without power. The average emergency generator can, with proper maintenance and care, provide 10,000 to 30,000 hours of power. We’ll spare you the math and say that generator will last you at least 20 years, which is an excellent return on investment. What’s more is that a properly maintained, working generator adds immense value to your home. So in the event you need to move, you can get more money for your home thanks to your generator being in good-working condition.
Ultimately, It’s About What’s Really Important
If you’re like the overwhelming majority of homeowners who opt for generator installation, you’re concerned with what really matters: your family. In the event of an emergency, you need your generator to be there when you and yours need it them most. When you neglect generator maintenance, you run the risk of not having your emergency generator during an actual emergency, putting your family at a disadvantage, and quite frankly making you look a little silly for it. You bought the generator for your family’s comfort and security, make sure it can deliver those when you need them with proper generator maintenance from Wave Electric.