Do I Need to Be Home For Maintenance On My Generator? -

Investing in a home generator is a big step towards protecting your home. However, it doesn’t end once your unit is installed.

A generator is essentially a giant engine that you attach to your house. Just like a car engine, you need to tune it up and have it maintained. 

A generator that is not serviced regularly is unreliable, and unreliable is a liability to your safety. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of generator maintenance and if you need to be home while your generator is being serviced!

Pow’r Point Makes Generator Maintenance Simple

Life has a habit of getting chaotic. It’s not very reasonable to expect generator maintenance to be at the top of your priority list. 

That’s why Pow’r Point offers planned maintenance agreements. This way, you can safely remove the guesswork from your schedule. 

Our staff will enter your generator into the system. When it gets close to the maintenance date, you’ll receive a courtesy confirming the appointment. 

You don’t need to be home for routine maintenance. You can let the Pow’r Point technician check the levels, change the filters, and inspect the engine. 

Routine maintenance shouldn’t take long, and your day should be more or less uninterrupted. You may want to consider planning on being around home for larger jobs. 

Occasionally, generators may need bigger fixes: parts replacements, tune-ups, compliance inspections, etc. These jobs are a bit more in-depth. 

It can be helpful to have you around to answer questions or provide area access. 

Why Invest in a Generator At All?

Many homes go without generator backup. A high-quality standby generator may seem like an unnecessary expense, too noisy, or too much work to take care of. 

However, standby generators are crucial for keeping your home up and running, even during an emergency. Winter is almost here, and it can be brutal in New England. 

Maine and Massachusetts are no strangers to howling winds and freezing temperatures. Blizzards can wipe out power access for long stretches of time. 

This goes beyond inconvenient- it can be dangerous. No power means no heat, hot water, or electricity. 

Freezing temperatures can damage your pipes and make living in your home extremely uncomfortable. You may not be able to safely get to a hotel to stay for the night during a winter storm. 

A standby generator gives you some much needed peace of mind during winter in the Northeast.

Modern generators are very quiet, too. Noise suppression technology has come a long way. 

The Cummins QuietConnect™ series generators are able to limit noise pollution without sacrificing power or durability. 

Can Generators Be Affordable?

When investing in a generator, you want to make sure it is going to last and be strong enough to suit your needs. A good generator can cost a pretty penny, and it may seem like too much for many. 

However, with a PowerPay loan, you can fit the generator into your budget with great starting rates and long terms. Transparency is important, so you won’t find any hidden fees or experience prepayment penalties. 

You can even sign up for a free personal home estimate, so you know what you are getting into before you sign anything.  

How Do I Get a Generator?

Maintenance is not the only Pow’r Point makes easy. If you’re ready for a new installation, all you need to do is pick a day. 

With one phone call, you can schedule a technician to come assess your property. They will help you find the right size of generator for your needs. 

You can even find a generator that uses your preferred type of fuel. They will also help you find the best place to install the unit. 

Placement is key with a new generator. You want your machine to be as close as possible to your house to be efficient. 

However, the generator also needs to be far enough away to vent exhaust safely and to minimize noise. The unit should be shielded from the elements as much as possible, as well.  

Once the perfect spot is found, you are ready to schedule the installation date. Pow’r Point coordinates with talented plumbers and electricians, so you don’t have to manage all those schedules. 

The generator is delivered to your house, where the technician will install, run, and test it. 

What If My Generator Breaks Down?

Even if you keep up with routine maintenance, generators can sometimes break. That’s why Pow’r Point technicians are certified to repair all major generator brands. 

The trained staff will get your generator back up and running, so you can stay protected. 

Don’t let the thought of maintaining your generator stop you from investing in the safety of your home. Finding the right generator is easy with a little help. 

Just be sure to set up a planned maintenance agreement with Pow’r Point so you can enjoy your home, no matter the weather!   

Do you want to learn more about generator maintenance or which generator may be best for your home? Contact the professionals at Pow’r Point Generators today!