Ugh, you may be saying to yourself, the last thing that I want to think about is a longlasting power outage. What are the chances of that happening, anyway? I’ll just deal with it when I need to.
That is some seriously flawed thinking there.
Let us ask you some follow up questions.
What do you consider “longlasting”?
What are the chances of strong winds or heavy rains striking (hint: they’re good)?
How are you planning on “dealing with it”?
If your answer to that last question isn’t “by having a trained professional install a whole-house generator for me,” then this is the post for you! A whole-house generator is your best and sometimes only defense against the trouble and challenges that a prolonged power outage can lead to. That is why you need to know that your generator is in great working shape. If not, we can handle your generator repair in Everett, WA—but it’s best to limit the need for such services.
How Do I Know if My Generator Is Working?
During the summer season, it would be pretty clear if your air conditioner wasn’t working. You’ve got it on and set to a specific temperature, and if it’s not cooling your home when the house gets too hot, then it’s not working right. Your electrical system is pretty much always working in some capacity in your home, be it to keep your lights on or an appliance like your refrigerator running. The issue with a generator is that, hopefully, you don’t really need it all that much. This means that you are likely to notice a problem with your generator only when the need for it actually arises. Or, in other words, at the most inopportune time possible.
That is why one of the best things that you can do is to is to test your generator regularly. It is much, much better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the operation of your generator. Even if your generator is an automatic standby model, you can start it up to test its operation manually.
You should also definitely refer to your owner’s manual and familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of your generator model’s self-diagnostic settings. Learn what the LED light codes mean, and make sure that you get in touch with a professional if any error messages should display. It’s not quite foolproof, but this type of system goes a long way in keeping homes up and running conveniently and reliably.
Schedule Your Generator Repairs Promptly
Even after some homeowners realize that there is a problem with their generators, they put the repairs on the backburner. We cannot stress this enough: the whole point of having a generator is to prepare for the unexpected. Don’t let the forecast dictate when you really need to have any necessary repairs completed. Instead, make it a priority, every time. Only then will your generator be there for you when you need it.