Is the Generator Slow to Start?
There are a few common reasons your unit is starting slowly. One easy fix is to check your generator’s housing and make sure it’s properly insulated, as extremely cold weather can cause machinery to slow down.
Other reasons could be that the choke isn’t properly engaged or the fuel valve is closed or clogged, or it could just be low on oil. If your generator is slow to start, there’s a risk of carbon monoxide buildup in the area, due to the generator expelling small amounts of fuel while trying to start. Make sure the generator housing is well ventilated, and keep a CO2 detector installed nearby.
If your unit becomes sluggish, it’s best to use your standby generator until you can get a certified generator repair specialist to take a look. If your generator always tends to start slowly, it indicates an old or deteriorated unit, and you may just need to replace it with a new generator.
Are You Seeing Frequent Failures and Repairs?
One of the best signs that it’s time to replace your old generator is that despite keeping your generator maintained properly, you’re having trouble starting it or spending too much time and money on frequent repairs.
Preventive maintenance can be a great way to keep your generator working, but if the electrical system you own frequently breaks down, it should be replaced. In addition, as newer technology is released, you’ll likely find multiple benefits of replacing your generator over time.
Standby generators are meant to be used when the main generator is down and so have a longer life expectancy. However, if you find yourself relying on your backup generator more frequently, you’re going to need to replace your standby generator more often.
When frequent repairs are commonplace, make sure your main and backup generators aren’t simply worn out, as it might just be time to buy a new generator.
Don’t Wait Another Day To Replace Your Generator
Replacing the generator you count on for power when your primary power source goes down is a big decision. You have to ensure that you get the best generator you can for the money you’re spending.
When you need to replace or repair your older generator, reach out to the professional generator replacement specialists at Platinum Electrical Contractors. Call Ontario’s leading Generac Generator Installer today at 844-254-9664 and schedule your no-cost consultation to see what Platinum Electrical Contractors can do for you.