Generator Maintenance Tips to Get Through Winter

Generator covered in snow

We’ll be here for you, 24/7, all winter long!

The National Weather Service has forecast a deep freeze over the region. As the largest premiere service provider in Westchester & Putnam County, we want to make sure you have key information on staying warm through it.

  • Our team is ready for the storm and working around the clock to make sure that you keep safe, warm, and comfortable at home, providing oil deliveries, heating system repairs, and more!
  • We can install, repair, and service whole house generators to keep you safe, warm, and comfortable at home should you lose power. We can also assist with any plumbing emergencies or repairs and have our remediation team at 911 Restoration available to clean up. Our local teams are here around the clock 24/7 to respond to your needs.

We hope that you and your family stay safe and well throughout this major winter storm. Contact us today!

Brrrrr! It’s cold outside and with winter weather comes the potential for power outages, especially during winter storms. Here are some tips to ensure that your generators are prepared for cold weather:

  1. Check the maintenance schedule to see how many hours are left before you need to change the oil, filters, and plugs. If there are only a few hours remaining, go ahead and change them now so you are not changing them in the dead of winter. A good maintenance plan is the best way to ensure your generator is in top-running condition during the winter months.
  2. Be sure to winterize your unit if you haven’t already done so: The fuel should be treated with anti-gel and anti-microbial additives and your radiator should have the proper coolant mixture.
  3. If you’re in an area where the temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, your generator might need a cold weather kit. This kit helps the engine start in cold weather by keeping fluids and other components warm.
  4. Generators require fuel, and that fuel needs to be replenished every 24, 48, or 72 hours depending on the size of the generator, the fuel storage tank, and the load being pulled from the unit. After a natural disaster, fuel is often in short supply and emergency fuel vendors typically have the resources to remedy this problem. Flooding, snow, and other debris can also make it difficult to obtain fuel or access generators and a good emergency fuel vendor will have the transportation required to do so.

Source: “Winter Generator Tips” Cat5 Resources

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