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Frequently Asked Questions About Standby Generators

Frequently Asked Questions About Standby Generators

Posted on:28 Jul, 2020 / Posted In: Generac

For home and business owners throughout Illinois and Indiana, purchasing a standby generator can mean comfort and peace of mind in the event of a power outage. At Generator Technologies Inc., we are experts in all things standby generator-related, including generator installation, repairs, maintenance, and more. If you have questions, we have answers. Some of the most common questions we hear from customers–and their answers–are listed below. Contact us directly if you want to learn more. 

What Are the Benefits of a Standby Generator?

The benefits of a standby generator are myriad, beginning with basic comfort–in the event of a power outage, you can keep the lights on, electricity running, the internet working, and more, which means that you won’t be inconvenienced. For some home and business owners, the stakes are even higher; having a standby generator may mean ensuring that life-saving medical equipment can continue running in the event of an outage, or that refrigeration and other business-critical appliances can continue operating. 

What Size Generator Do I Need?

The size generator that you need depends on your home or business’s energy needs. Before you buy a generator, it’s important to talk with a professional about how much you’ll need to power in the event of an outage. Homes and businesses with more serious power needs will need larger generators. 

How Long Will a Generator Last?

How long your standby generator lasts will depend on a number of things, including the make and model of the generator and how well the generator is cared for over the years. The biggest thing that will affect its longevity is for how many hours the generator runs. According to most sources, the average standby generator will run for between 10,000 and 30,000 hours, which is up to about 1,250 days or nearly three and a half years of runtime. Because you won’t be running a generator every day, you can likely expect your generator to last for between two and three decades.

How Much Maintenance Is Required?

While generators don’t require an excessive amount of maintenance, just like other machines, they do require some. We recommend a quick monthly inspection, as well as more intensive maintenance every six months and every year (with different maintenance tasks being performed at different intervals). At Generator Technologies Inc., we are happy to manage your maintenance requests on your behalf. 

Call Generator Technologies Inc. Today to Learn More

To learn more about standby generator systems, the installation process, and how our company can assist you, please call us by phone or reach out to us online at your convenience. We are experts in standby generators and are ready to serve you. 

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