Generators can be a great asset to homes off of the electrical grid here in Boerne, TX, and even homes with functioning electricity will benefit from the added security of an in-house generator. But you never know when an emergency is going to strike, and if you can properly prepare your generator for any eventuality, it’s bound to make the process of using it a whole lot easier. Things may be peaceful now, but if you can prepare your generator before problems occur, it will perform that much better when you need it to. Here’re a few tips on how to prepare your generator for an emergency.
Know Your Power Limits
Every generator has a power load, determining how much electricity it can comfortable generate and how many appliances it can support. If yours can’t easily support the whole house, then it pays to make a list of all your appliances and prioritize them, so you know what you’ll be able to count on in a crisis, and what should be left turned off until the crisis has passed.
Make Sure You Have Enough Fuel
The last thing you want is for your generator to run out for fuel with the power still off, forcing you to either go without or head out for more fuel in the middle of inclement weather. Every generator has a rate of fuel consumption that you should be familiar with. Always make sure you have enough fuel to last four or five days at the minimum.
Schedule a Maintenance Session
Regular maintenance scheduled once or twice a year is important to keeping your system running at its peak. It keeps the dust off of the generator, ensures that the connections and housings are ready to get and basically ensures that there are no nasty surprises waiting for you when the time comes.
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