It is important for any mechanical equipment— car, electrical appliances, or a generator—to be kept well-maintained. This special treatment given to a generator is directly proportional for how long it can function effectively. Not to mention save you a lot of money.
Encasement for the generator
Shield your generator from rainy and snowy weathers. Prevent the water from seeping in and causing the mechanical parts to rust, or damage the wiring. The cover will protect the machinery. In addition, you could make a separate space for the generator to avoid any mishaps due to extreme weather conditions. Keeping portable generators would be much handy in such situations.
While going shopping for this heavy-duty machinery there are many factors you need to look into while getting a generator. A warranted generator means within a certain period of time if any damage is caused to any equipment of the generator it will be repaired or exchanged by the supplier. This helps in preventing you from having to pay the insurance cost. Keeping a spare generator can be useful.
When you go shopping for a generator, it might get confusing, as there are many various generators available with different capacity. You need to be careful in buying the right balance capacity to run the machinery, and they burn out easily. Keep in mind the two ratings: the first is rated watts while other is rated maximum. Buy the generator with a higher capacity to run as the power breakdown could even last for days.
Re-filling the generator
Avoid waiting for the filter and tank to get half empty before refilling it. Regularly check them and refill as soon as possible. A power breakdown or some unexpected incident, like an electrical fault, are often unexpected. Refilling regularly will ensure that you don’t have to run off to find some in the middle of the night. Always keep extra supplies of filters and oil.
Charging the batteries
Every three months, recharge the battery of the electric starter for 30 minutes to ensure it is working properly. This way we get the opportunity to fix the generator if the battery or the starter is faulty. So, when there is an actual power failure we can use the generator without any concern.
Heavy duty cords for the generator
Long and heavy duty cords have less voltage. This means less consumption of voltage. The longer the cord, the further away the generator can be placed. If the noise is more distant from the home it would easier for everyone to get a more peaceful sleep rather getting up with banging headaches. It also prevents early burn out of the generator, hence allowing us to use it for a longer period of time.
Air ventilation for the generators
The generators must be placed in areas with air circulated passageways or vents so the carbon monoxide can easily be released. Enclosed spaces will fill up with carbon monoxide gas and affect the water, food and the people inside the home causing instant death.
A Well-oiled machine
Make sure all part, equipment are clean and functional. Keep the filters and tanks filled up and make sure the batteries are charged. Servicing the generator will save you a lot of trouble. Keep plenty of oil supply and filter for emergency use.