Maintenance Tips for you Generac Automatic Home Backup Generator
We understand that a Generac automatic home standby generator is an investment and that is why we are here to help you make sure you are never without power. Similar to a car, your automatic home standby generator needs to be properly maintained to perform as intended.
For optimal efficiency when using your Generac home standby generator, follow these tips:
Verify that the control panel is in AUTO mode.
** If there is an error code on the control panel, we recommend having your unit inspected by your local authorized Generac dealer. If you are located in the Charleston, SC area, our factory trained electricians can troubleshoot the issue and diagnose the problem.
Exercise the Generator:
If you would like to check that your generator is running properly, you can turn the control panel from AUTO to MANUAL. Once the control panel is in MANUAL, the generator should turn on. We recommend allowing the unit to exercise for a few minutes before returning it back to AUTO. Once returned to AUTO, the unit should then shut down.
Check the Breaker:
Make sure the breaker is in the ON position. The breaker is what provides power back to the house so it is very important that it runs properly.
Check the age of your battery. The typical life expectancy of a battery is 5-6 years but we recommend replacing every 3 years. Our service agreement for Generac maintenance includes a battery replacement every 3 years.
Check the oil by using the dipstick. Make sure oil is clear and filled to the correct amount. If there is no oil or not enough, the unit will not start or will go into a fault.
Verify that the air filter is clean and free of any debris. We recommend changing the filter at every service.
These maintenance tips will help ensure that your Generac automatic home standby generator is ready for any outage or storm. In addition to these maintenance tips, we recommend having your unit serviced every year by an authorized Generac dealer.