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Is It Time for Generator Maintenance?

Having a whole home generator can mean the difference between being safe and secure during a power outage and not. However, if your generator hasn’t been properly maintained, it may not work as needed when you need it most. This is why annual maintenance is highly recommended. As we officially enter hurricane season, it’s advisable that you schedule your generator in Westport, CT, for maintenance so that it is ready in case a storm blows our way.

Why Maintenance?

If you’ve been following the weather lately, there’s been a lot of tropical storm activity occurring. While we haven’t been affected by these storms as of yet, we all know that this is very much the luck of the draw. Scheduling your generator for maintenance helps ensure that should we have a major storm come our way, you won’t have to worry that your generator won’t be there for you.

What Happens During Maintenance That Is So Important?

Maintenance isn’t a quick review of your generator; it is a full tune-up. There are a number of steps involved with a maintenance appointment, but there are three key tasks that your technician will complete that are vitally important:

Change the Oil

Hopefully your generator has been sitting and not operating, and while this is good news for you, it isn’t great news for your generator. Oil can separate and age, causing it to be less of a lubricant and more of a glop, which is not good for your generator. Your technician will change the oil so it is fresh.

Change the Air Filter

The air filter in your generator screens out particles and debris that can affect the operation of your unit. But a clogged air filter will do the opposite. Changing the air filter means your generator will have the fresh air it needs to operate.

New Spark Plugs

Spark plugs spark the ignition in your generator; if they are covered in a layer of dirt, they won’t be able to help your generator as needed. Your technician will replace your old, dirty spark plugs with new ones.

The experts at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning are here to make sure your generator is there when you need it. Call us today and schedule annual maintenance for your generator in Westport, CT.

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