Winter is quickly approaching and with the season comes low temperatures, winter storms and an increased risk of power outages. Before the rain, sleet, ice and snow come calling, take some time to prep your alternative power supply source – let’s take a look at winter generators.
If you already own a standby generator there are a few things you can do to make absolutely sure it’s ready to start up and run smoothly when the power goes out this winter. If you do not own a standby generator, now is the perfect time to consider having one installed. Lloyd’s Electric Service, Inc. is East Tennessee’s most trusted source for home standby generators and their maintenance.
Even though your permanently installed generator starts automatically when the power shuts off, it’s a good idea to keep a clear path to the generator and to remove any leaves or debris that may have accumulated on or around it. Keeping the vents clear is necessary for proper airflow to prevent the possibility of overheating.
Your standby generator runs on your home’s natural gas or LP supply. If you use propane to power appliances, contact your supplier and make sure your tank is filled before the weather gets too cold, or consider having a larger tank installed if you recently added a standby generator.
Keep extra maintenance supplies on-hand such as filters, plugs, and oil. You want to make sure you have everything you need to keep your generator going strong in case of an extended power failure.
Schedule a check-up. It’s a good idea to have a maintenance provider like Lloyd’s Electric Service give your generator a once over each year to make sure all components are in good condition and ready to work in case of a power outage.
Interested in looking at your options for standby winter generators? Contact Lloyd’s Electric Service, Inc. today for a free home assessment.