How to Maintain Optimal Generator Performance

Did you know that more and more Canadians rely on generators for backup power? Whether you deal with inclement weather or experience a sudden power outage, it’s important that your generator performance is top-notch.

You can ensure your generator always works at its best with regular maintenance. Here are some tips to keep its optimal performance.

Using Good Fuel

Using high-quality fuel is essential for operating generators. Lower-quality fuel contains contaminants and impurities that may affect the generator’s performance and lifespan; it may cause clogging and low fuel efficiency. 

Replacing Fuel and Oil Filters

If you have generator problems, the culprit could be your fuel and oil filters. A good rule of thumb is to perform regular PM Maintenance.

You should also replace the oil filter. Running clean oil through a dirty filter is counterproductive and will shorten the lifespan of your generator.

Don’t Overload the Generator

Your generator can get overloaded if it has to supply too much power. Some of the signs of generator overload include:

  • Reduced power output
  • Smoke or sparks
  • Overheating

It is important to take precautions and avoid overloading your generator. 

Battery Maintenance

Similar to car batteries, you need to ensure your generator battery works properly. You should start the generator regularly so that the battery does not lose power.

In addition, test the voltage to ensure it can produce enough output for your needs. If your voltage is too low, it may be time for a battery replacement.

Conducting Regular Inspection and Maintenance

Conducting regular inspections and maintenance is essential to keep the generator’s performance. Consider hiring a generator company for inspection and maintenance. They can identify issues such as battery malfunctions, fueling issues and electrical system errors during PM Maintenance and load bank tests to ensure your generator is fully operational. Detecting a problem in time allows for repairs rather than the costly replacement of your generator.

Contact a Generator Maintenance Company Today

Now you know how to maintain your generator for optimal performance. A trusted generator company can assist you in ensuring it functions at its best. Ronnie’s Generator Service Ltd has been providing unparalleled generator services for over 40 years throughout Toronto and Ontario. Reach out to us today.