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Is Your Generator Working Properly?

Sure, you may not need to use your generator often, but when you do, you want to be sure that it is going to work properly to keep your home safe and comfortable– that’s why you bought it, right?

Of course, the last thing you need is a faulty generator, especially during an emergency situation. So, for your comfort and peace of mind, we have listed some of the most common signs that suggest it’s time to invest in generator repair services. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more!

Keep a Lookout for These Signs of Trouble

There are quite a few signs that suggest it’s time to schedule your generator repair services:

Difficulty Starting

There are a number of different reasons why your generator doesn’t start when it’s supposed to. For one, it is possible that the system isn’t getting the fuel it needs from the natural gas line, or if you own a refillable system, it’s possible that the system is low on fuel. Secondly, it might just be that the generator’s battery has drained, which is entirely possible during periods of inactivity. Either way, it is best to call in an electrician for repairs.

Sudden Shutdowns

If your generator suddenly turns off while in use, there could be a number of different things wrong with it. It could be that the battery has died, the system has overheated, or that it’s low on coolant. It is also possible that one of the components, like the belts or block heater, needs to be replaced due to wear and tear. Fortunately, a professional generator technician will be able to tell for certain.

Leaks

The longer a generator lasts, the more likely it is to spring a leak from a hose, line, or storage pan. Leaks can include oil or fuel (depending on the kind of generator you own) as well as coolant designed to keep the engine block from overheating. So, if you notice that there is any liquid coming from your system, be sure to contact a professional for repairs right away.

Exterior Damage

If the unit sustains any kind of exterior damage, it should be looked at by a professional as soon as possible. Things like frayed wires and damaged buttons can certainly impact the operation of your system, so it is best to have it repaired before the next power outage.

Call in a Professional

If you are in need of generator repairs, do not hesitate to call in a professional technician. Only a professional has the tools, training, and experience to safely and accurately handle the complex needs of your generator.

Sure, there might be plenty of amateurs willing to service your system, but remember, sometimes an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. It is better to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around.

To schedule your generator repairs, contact the team at G & S Heating, Cooling, & Electric today! 

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