Common Mistakes People Make With Their Generators

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Generators are powerful and useful machines that’ll keep your office site or home running when you need them the most. To ensure your residential or commercial generator is in the best condition and functions smoothly throughout the year, you need to service it regularly. However, many generator owners often underestimate the need to maintain their generator or overlook several critical aspects, including the need to hire a technician. This will likely result in costly mistakes that may prevent the generator from operating in full capacity. To help you steer clear of such situations, A1 Generator Monitoring has compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make with their generators and how you should avoid them.

1. Failing to get maintenance done
To keep your generator’s functionality at its best, you need to get it regularly serviced by a professional. Maintenance keeps your generator working properly, and could save you from an expensive emergency call.

2. Not changing the battery
Another common thing people often overlook is changing the battery on their generator. It’s recommended that you change the battery every five years to ensure that your generator functions optimally. This will also save you money in the long run.

3. Using substandard parts
Using inferior quality parts in your generator will affect its functionality and durability. An aftermarket part could cause problems. Therefore, it’s best to use OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts. 

4. Modifying the generator by yourself
I have seen many clients modify the original design and, subsequently, run into problems. Adding solar panels seems like a good idea, but unless you install it properly, and you know that your generator is equipped to handle it, it is probably not a great idea. These are things a good generator technician would be able to help you with.

5. Skimping on safety inspections
Another common mistake I often see during the installation of a generator is not having adequate safety inspections done. If your generator wasn’t inspected by the Electrical Safety Authority, you could void your insurance. That little bit of money saved cutting out the permits could cost you big time.

To avoid these and other mistakes related to generators, reach out to Alex Karayan at A1 Generator Monitoring. As a certified generator technician in Beeton, Ontario, I can help you with the installation, repair, and maintenance of any generator. I have been in the industry for over ten years and have successfully helped several clients fulfill their generator needs. Whether you want to install a generator in your office, or looking for a technician to fix your generator at home, I promise to provide you with the best service possible. I am based in Beeton, Ontario, and serve within a hundred-kilometer radius.

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