Prepare Your Standby Generator Now for Winter

Northwest Louisiana has finally seen its first sweep of cooler weather and that means it’s time to think about getting your home standby generator prepared for the winter.  It may seem strange to think about winter when just last week we were sweltering in 90-degree heat, but it is October and those temperatures will be dropping fast. 

When you set out to clear your yard of leaves and tree limbs this fall, make sure that you clear away any debris around your generator.  All the vents need to be clear of grass, leaves, and such to ensure sufficient airflow to keep your generator from overheating when you need it most.

Consider getting a cold weather kit for your generator.  These kits use various combinations of heaters and dryers to make it easier for your generator to start in cold temperatures. 

Replace filters, plugs, and oil as needed, especially if you’ve run your generator for some time over the summer.  It’s also a good idea to buy replacements as soon as you install the new parts, so you always have some on hand. 

Schedule professional maintenance for your generator.  It never hurts to get your generator inspected as the seasons change, so you have time to make any necessary repairs.  Precision Mechanical Services offers planned maintenance programs, available on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis.  We’ll be glad to help you find the plan that’s right for you.

Precision Mechanical Services is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in Northwest Louisiana.  Our team of experienced technicians, many of them EGSA certified, provides maintenance and emergency services for all your generator needs.  Contact us today to schedule your fall maintenance or request a quote.