How To Prepare Your Generac Automatic Standby Generator For Snowstorms

How To Prepare Your Generac Automatic Standby Generator For Snowstorms

Wintertime has arrived here in Massachusetts, which means snowstorms are not far behind! If you’re a homeowner with a Generac automatic standby generator, it’s essential that you ensure that your generator is ready to run when the power inevitably gets knocked out! In this article, we’ll provide you with some tips on how you can prepare your Generac automatic standby generator for winter storms so you can make sure that it’s ready to provide your home with power when the grid electricity goes out! If you have any questions about Generac automatic standby generators or are looking for sales, installation, maintenance, or repair services for these generators in Southeastern Massachusetts, please contact RCA Electric & Generators today! Give us a call at (508) 428-0449 or by filling out the contact form on our website, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible!

Annual & Semi-Annual Maintenance

The best way to ensure that your Generac automatic standby generator is always ready to supply emergency power to your home is to hire a company with factory trained technicians that can provide you with annual and semi-annual maintenance plans! Annual and semi-annual maintenance plans will keep your Generac generator in tip-top-shape and ensure that they are ready to automatically run whenever your main power source goes out. Some of the services that our team at RCA Electric & Generators include in our maintenance plans are:

  • Oil & filter replacements
  • Replacements for hoses, fans, belts, & engine valves that may wear down over time
  • Battery replacements
  • Engine speed checks
  • Cleanings & inspections
  • Safety tests

Remove Snow & Ice From On & Around The Generator

Another way to prepare your generator for the next winter storm is to remove any snow & ice on top of and around the generator that may be left over from the previous snowstorm. Generac recommends that you keep a three foot perimeter around your generator so the system can effectively pull air in and let out exhaust. In addition to this snow-less perimeter around the generator, you should be sure to clear out any snow that may be on top of the generator or within its air intake areas. Regularly clearing all snow and ice from on top of and around your generator can help make sure that it will run effectively when you need it to!

Check To Make Sure Your Generator Is “Ready To Run”

One more way to ensure that your Generac automatic standby generator will be ready to provide you with emergency power during the next snowstorm is to look at the light and display screen on your generator. If this light is green (or partially yellow and partially green) and the display screen reads “READY TO RUN”, your generator will automatically start up and begin supplying power to your home when the grid electricity goes out. You can also check to make sure your generator is good to go by looking for the “Ready To Run” message on your Generac Mobile Link app. If you see a message other than “Ready To Run” on your generator’s display screen or Mobile Link app, you should contact an authorized Generac maintenance specialist (like our team at RCA Electric) as soon as possible!

Contact RCA Electric & Generators!

If you have any questions about how you should prepare your Generac automatic standby generator for the winter, please don’t hesitate to contact our team today! RCA Electric & Generators provides sales, installation, maintenance, & repair services for Generac residential & commercial standby generators in Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod! Contact us today by giving us a call at (508) 428-0449 or by filling out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

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