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Generator Maintenance Tips

April showers bring May flowers, right?  Well, April thunderstorms bring power outages.  In fact, not only do April storms bring power outages, but so do May, June, July, and August storms.  Power outages can be inconvenient, costly, and even dangerous depending on the temperatures outside.  One of the best ways you can be prepared for a power outage is with an automatic standby generator.  These generators are connected to the natural gas line and automatically turn on when the power goes out.

Automatic generators have many advantages including the peace of mind of keeping your power running and the convenience of not needing to lug a portable generator out and plug it in during a storm.  If you already have one, or if you are considering one, it is a good idea to remember some maintenance tips to ensure it works properly for a long time.

Automatic generators do require routine maintenance.  The oil and the filter should be changed annually and the battery should be replaced every three years.  FLAME offers a generator maintenance plan that includes an annual inspection, the oil and filter change, as well as reduced prices on batteries.

When a generator is in use during a power outage the oil should be changed every two days or 50 hours.

If your generator does have problems, or if you think it might, don’t hesitate to have a FLAME technician take a look at it.  You want to be sure that it is ready to go for all of the upcoming summer thunderstorms.  For more information about generator repair and installation, contact FLAME!

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