The Importance of Generator Maintenance
When you make an investment into a big purchase like a generator, the decision to do so isn’t often the easiest. Most of the time, when making the decision to buy something, no matter how practical, we weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. When we do decide to make an investment, we want to get our money’s worth, which involves doing whatever we can to make sure the product lasts as long as possible.
The same thing goes for purchasing a standby generator; it’s a worthy investment that, with proper care and generator maintenance, will pay itself off through the years. If you’ve decided to invest in a generator for your home or business, then you should take the time to consider who will perform maintenance on it. It’s important to get set up with a regular maintenance plan to make sure your generator is in working order for when you need it. Regular maintenance will ensure that you have power when the lights go out!
Prevent Costly Repairs or Replacements
One of the most important reasons to invest in a routine generator maintenance plan is to prevent big problems from occurring. When you have a professional checking your generator on regular maintenance, you can be confident that any small problems or issues will be addressed. This reduces the chance that you will find yourself needing a costly repair or replacement because there was a lack of maintenance.
Left unchecked, generators can become susceptible to clogged fuel injectors, algae growth, fluid leaks, dead batteries, and more. When you regularly check on the status of your generator, you can catch things that need to be touched up or repaired gradually. Otherwise, you risk finding every issue, all at once, which will lead to a very costly maintenance bill.
Imagine your power goes out in your home or at your business. Fortunately, you know that you have had a standby generator installed for this very reason! However, when you go to turn it on, nothing happens. Your generator is not providing power when you need it the most. That means you’re left in the dark, and if you’re trying to run a business, you’re missing out on the ability to serve your customers. In addition to being an inconvenience, losing power for an extended amount of time can become a dangerous situation when you’re dependent on electricity to live day-to-day.
Who Should Perform Generator Maintenance?
Getting into a routine maintenance schedule for your generator is vital to prolong its lifetime and ensure it provides power when you need it. A backup generator is often forgotten until it’s time to use it; that’s why we recommend signing up for a maintenance program when it is fresh on your mind. That way, you don’t have to worry about anything going wrong. If you buy a generator from us at Northside Power, we make the process easy. We want to be your one-stop-shop for all of your generator needs. When it comes to questions, product recommendations, and maintenance, we can handle it.
Not only do we sell generators from the most high-quality brands, but we also install and maintain them. When choosing a company to maintain your generator on a regular basis, you should make sure they are reputable and have experience doing so correctly. If you decide to trust us with generator maintenance, you can expect quality service that’s catered to your needs.
What We Do
We understand that every customer will have different maintenance needs. If your generator is used frequently, then you will need maintenance at a higher rate than someone who uses their generator once in a blue moon. That means the maintenance schedule you’re put on will be based on your specific usage and needs to ensure it provides optimal performance.
We offer preventative maintenance agreements to keep your system operating at peak performance. Our maintenance agreements include oil changes, tune-ups, and complete system inspections. These programs are designed to remove all the worry regarding brownouts, blackouts, stormy weather, and more.
We also offer 24/7 monitoring as an add-on for ultimate power outage protection. If you decide to add this to your maintenance agreement, it means:
- We will be notified if your generator fails to start as scheduled.
- We will be notified if your generator’s weekly exercise system was successful.
- You will never pay an overtime charge for repairs, so you are always protected from power failure.
- You will receive priority generator service in the event of a failure. If the power goes out, your generator will be moved to the front of the line for service.
All of our customers will receive quality service from our team of professionals; if you’d like to go the extra step and add 24/7 monitoring to your maintenance agreement, you’ll receive extra benefits and utmost care.
Why Use Us
Since 1978, we have been in the business of selling, installing, and servicing generators in Arkansas. Even if you didn’t purchase your system from us, we would love to be your choice when it comes to keeping your equipment operating at peak performance. If you’re interested, we will provide you with a free power assessment to determine your standby generator requirements. That way, we will know what maintenance your generator will require, based on your individual needs.
At Northside Power, we take pride in our work. We truly want our customers to have the peace-of-mind in knowing that they will have power if the lights go out.
Electricity is a familiar comfort to us today, allowing us faster communication and increased productivity. Reliable electricity is so fundamental to modern life, we even have backup generators for when our main source of energy fails.
Rarely, we’re ever able to predict the future, and yet, one thing we know with certainty is that power outages are going to become more and more frequent over time.
A portable generator can be used for multiple purposes, whether you are preparing for a loss of power or powering up a booth at a trade mart or a food truck, or keeping the lights on during a tailgate. It’s no secret that Arkansas experiences its fair share of power outages, and we want to be sure you are prepared for any emergency.