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If you own a backup generator, it’s important to keep it maintained. Some generator maintenance can be done by yourself. Every few months, you can turn on the unit and run it, and replace the air filter when needed. Otherwise, it is advisable to hire professionals. Maintenance techs will check fuel levels, air-intake filters, and spark plugs, among other parts. When testing the unit, they will check its amperage. Maintenance should be performed either once per year (in autumn) or after every 200 hours of use.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s important to schedule regular generator maintenance so that it can function when there’s an emergency.
  • Fortunately, you can schedule regular maintenance on your generator any time of the year.
  • Your generator requires a deep cleaning that is best left to a professional.

“A backup generator has a way of minding its own business on your property. It’s there for when an emergency strikes, but otherwise isn’t operating. This makes it easy to forget about the importance of maintaining the generator.”

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