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Why is My Generator Making So Much Noise?




Why is My Generator Making So Much Noise?

Posted on:30 May, 2023 / Posted In: Maintenance

Your home standby generator will generate some level of noise when it is running as it has an engine, cooling fan and alternator that can spur vibrations and sound. If you are new to owning a generator and the noise is more than you expected, keep these tips in mind before purchasing a unit and as you are just at the beginning of being a generator owner.

  1. The right size: If you only want certain areas of your home powered up when your power goes out, then you do not need a huge unit. Our Generator Technologies team can discuss your amp footprint and which Generac series and model will fit your needs. A larger unit may produce more noise with larger parts and you do not need to hear this level of noise if you do not need a bigger unit.
  2. The proper surface: Your generator needs to be placed in the proper place and area of your property. If noise is a concern, let our team know, so we can keep that in mind when we determine your unit placement, which is part of our installation process. Generator pads can also help lay the foundation for the proper surface.
  3. The exhaust pipe: Where your pipe is located can make a difference to how load it operates. Our licensed, bonded and insured crew members are factory-trained technicians who are knowledgeable about all types of generators and possible problems. We can install it properly and ensure that it is as quiet as possible.
  4. The potential problem: If your standby home generator is older and has many hours of usage, it may be noisy due to a possible issue. Your generator may need to be repaired and have parts replaced. We can check it out as part of our repair services. We also suggest having your generator on a maintenance plan, so we can inform you of issues that may come up before they are too serious. We can help keep your unit ready to go and properly maintained, so it will be ready to kick on when your power goes off.
  5. The quiet type: If you are replacing your older and worn-out generator and noise was a problem in the past, consider one of the Generac models known for being quiet. Our team can discuss these options with you today.

Our Team Can Help with the Noise

We are proud to be part of our communities in the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland region. We have years of experience as we have been working in the industry for more than 20 years. You can rely on our team for quality service with expert know-how. With our project estimates, there is a clear understanding of how much you should budget for before we begin your installation, maintenance or repairs. If you have any concerns or questions, reach out to our team through our online contact form.

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