Scherer Electric Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Generator Maintenance’

When Should I Replace My Whole-House Generator?

Monday, October 10th, 2022
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A whole-house generator can be a literal life-saver for a home during an extended power outage. If you have a whole-house generator, you want to know that you can trust it to work when necessary.

Since no mechanical device can last forever, you might wonder when you’ll need to have your older generator replaced. This is tricky because you don’t use the generator often—in fact, you hope you don’t have to use it at all—and so it’s difficult to determine when it’s declining. 

We’ll look into the question of when to replace a whole-house generator, and when it’s better to arrange for generator repair in Clarence, NY with our electricians.

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Do Generators Need Maintenance?

Monday, March 14th, 2022
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In a word: yes. Although you don’t use your generator often (at least, we hope you don’t need to rely on it often), you want to ensure that it will work when you need it to. After all, if you can’t trust your backup generator, it doesn’t serve much purpose!

The difficulty when it comes to generator maintenance is that people often let their generators slip from their minds. When you don’t rely on an appliance on a regular basis, like your HVAC system, plumbing, and electrical system, it can get pushed to the back of your priority list. We wrote this blog to change that and get the maintenance moved to the front of that list. Allowing your generator to go without maintenance for several years can mean the generator won’t rise to the occasion when the occasion arises. 

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How Long Can a Whole-House Generator Last?

Monday, December 6th, 2021
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A whole-house generator is a great investment for a home in Western New York. Extended power outages have become a more common problem in the last two decades, and a whole-house generator is your best defense against future ones. The right generator can help your family stay comfortable and safe in a well-lit house until the power comes back on. 

Whole-house generators aren’t magical devices, of course, so they can’t run forever. There are two ways of looking at the question in the title of this blog: “How long will a generator run when there’s a power outage?” and “How long will a generator installation last before it needs to be replaced?” We’ll look at both versions of the question so you know what to expect from a whole-house generator—whether you already own one or are considering getting one.

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It’s Not Too Late to Schedule Generator Maintenance!

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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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. Maintenance is critical for a backup generator because you need to trust that the generator can do its job when the time comes. A generator you can’t trust isn’t much good!

You might think that it’s too late in the year for you to schedule generator maintenance. Here’s the important thing to know: generator maintenance doesn’t have an expiration date, and you can have it done at any time of the year. Fall is a great time to do it, so it’s definitely not too late to call our team for the job.

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Maintenance Is Essential for Your Backup Generator

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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The recent storm that hit New York State and much of the Northeast is a big reminder of how important residential generators are for modern living. A backup generator in Buffalo, NY is looking more and more like a necessity with each year. If you already have a backup generator for your home, you’ll know the sort of peace of mind it can bring during calamities like storms or heat waves.

But a generator cannot bring this peace of mind and relaxation if you cannot trust that it will work. An unreliable generator isn’t worth much—it undermines the purpose of having one in the first place. Fortunately, it’s not difficult to keep a backup generator reliable. All it takes is to schedule regular maintenance for it with our expert electricians.

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