Your generator can be a lifeline in an emergency, providing you with power, light and heat whenever disaster strikes. But in order for it to do its job, it needs to be ready to go on a moment’s notice. That means getting it tested on a regular basis and repaired in the event that something is wrong. If you need a specialist in generator repair, Westport has one, but how can you tell you require those kinds of services in the first place? Here are 3 signs your generator needs repair.
- Worn electrical components. Any inspection of your generator should include a close look at the wires, buttons and other electrical elements. If they show signs of damage, the unit should probably be repaired. Those signs can include frayed wires, loose connectors, buttons that stay stuck when you press them or overloads that shut the generator down at inappropriate times. In addition, test the voltage on the battery and make sure it’s up to snuff. If it isn’t, you may need to get it replaced.
- Leaks. The longer a generator lasts, the more likely it is to spring a leak from a hose, line or storage pan. Leaks can include oil or fuel (depending on the kind of generator you own) as well as coolant designed to keep the engine block from overheating. Check around it for puddles and call a technician if you spot any.
- Trouble starting up or running. When generators sit for a long time, the lack of use can drain the battery, as well as damaging other parts of the engine. If your generator has a hard time starting up, or if it runs only fitfully, it’s time to call in a service technician.
In order to spot the signs that your generator needs repair, give it a thorough inspection at least once every few months, then run it for 15-30 minutes while checking for any trouble. If you notice a problem, then contact the experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning for help.
We’ll give your generator a thorough inspection to ensure it’s ready when you need it. In matters of generator repair, Westport residents know who to turn to. Give us a call to set up an appointment today!