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A standby generator should last twenty to thirty years if they are properly maintained. So many times, people install these generators without the knowledge that they truly need to use and run them and it cuts their life span in half. A generator should be maintained and inspected twice per year, and just like any other piece of machinery, it needs to have the oil changed. Not only does the oil need to be changed, but spark plugs and filters need to be maintained as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Generators need to have oil changes just like any other combustion engines out there.
  • Spark plugs and filters also need to be changed since it operates similar to an engine.
  • Gas regulators need to be addressed regularly because they need to be maintained.

“Generac generators have three primary filters, oil, fuel, and air, that should always be inspected and replaced as needed.”

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