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What is the Lifespan of a Backup Generator?


What is the Lifespan of a Backup Generator?

Posted on:16 May, 2023 / Posted In: Generac

When you install a standby backup generator at your home, you want it to be reliable and work when you need it! Typically, a standby generator lasts for approximately 1,000 to 3,000 hours. If your generator kicks on about 100 hours a year, it can last about 30 years. Of course, there are factors that go into the lifespan. We outline them here.

  1. Quality unit: At Generator Technologies, our team works with the Generac series of standby generators. You want a top-notch unit that will last and have quality and durable components that will stand the test of time. We will work to help you determine what series or unit is best for your particular place and needs. Our expertise will help pair you up with the best.
  2. Unit type: While portable generators have a place in the industry, a whole-home standby unit will last longer as it is meant to be part of your home for years. It is installed securely on your property, so that it can withstand weather and time. Portable units can be affected by movement.
  3. Unit usage: Your unit will last according to its lifespan, depending on how much it runs. Obviously, you have it in place to kick on when you are without power, so its operation is to be expected and varies depending on power outages. The less it runs, the longer you can expect it to last with proper care and maintenance.
  4. Maintenance key: Our team members at Generator Technologies are trained technicians and can analyze and inspect your unit on a regular basis to help it last longer. Monitoring your system is an important part of its lifespan. Our crew can help catch issues early and repair them before they become a big problem.

Tips to Keep Your Generator Running Longer

Purchasing a quality and the right unit for your home from a reputable dealer, such as GenTec, will pave the way for a longer lifetime. You want a team that will not only be there for the proper installation, but also be available and knowledgeable for maintenance and repairs. Do not overwork your unit and make sure it is the correct size for your home or business. It should be checked periodically, so that you know it is functioning. If your generator is making strange noises or you see visible damage or it is more than 10 years old, you should have it inspected as it may be time to replace it with a new and updated unit.

Our Experts are Here to Help

Our licensed, bonded and insured team can work with you to customize your standby home generator to your place. We can help you with any questions and help you purchase the correct unit for your amp footprint. Connect with our team through our online contact form.

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