How Often Should I Service My Generator?

How Often Should I Service My Generator?A backup generator can be a great luxury for your home, especially during extended power outages. However, if you want your generator to be ready to spring into action and power your home when a blackout hits, it’s important that it receives regular service so it can perform as expected.

The frequency of service for your backup generator – whether whole-house or portable – will depend greatly on the amount it is used. A general rule is that your backup generator’s oil should be changed every 50-60 hours of use to improve reliability. Other basic maintenance steps include:

  • Providing a thorough cleaning and checking for leaks annually
  • Replacing the oil filter each time the oil is changed
  • Replacing the air filter once a year to ensure proper air intake
  • Changing the spark plugs after approximately 100 hours of use

Backup Generator Installation

If you live in the Marlborough, Massachusetts, area and are interested in having a backup generator installed at your home, look to VMA Electric. We’re a full-service electrical contractor that has been providing backup generator installation and maintenance to area homeowners since 2008. We offer portable and whole-house generators from industry leader Generac, and we provide outstanding service that has helped us maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau for many years.

If you are interested in learning more about the backup generators we install, or you would like to know about the other electrical services we offer, contact VMA Electric today to schedule a free consultation at your home.