The temperatures in Chicago are dropping rapidly into the 30s and 20s, and of course it’s only going to get colder. We hope that you’ve already scheduled an inspection and tune-up for your heating system (it’s always best to have this arranged in the early fall) so that your heater can have an easy time for the rest of the season. But have you arranged for maintenance for your home’s standby generator? If you haven’t, call our generator specialists right away!
A Backup Generator without Maintenance Isn’t Much of a Backup
You don’t need to use your generator every winter. In fact, you hope that you never have to use it. But the whole point of having one in the first place is in case something goes wrong with the power grid. When the power goes off, you depend on the generator to turn on and start sending the electricity you need to keep the heater running, the lights on, and powered medical equipment working. If you can’t count on the generator to work when you need it to—then there isn’t much point in having one!
This is why regular maintenance for a generator is essential. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t run the generator at all the year before: the unit will still need cleaning and its electrical connections checked and tightened. If the generator runs on propane or another type of heating oil, the fuel may need to be replaced if it has gone stale. Gas-powered generators will need to have their connection to the municipal gas line checked.
Don’t Have a Generator? We Can Take Care of That!
If your home doesn’t have a generator, we strongly recommend having one installed to prepare you for the rest of winter. Power outages are becoming more common because of the pressure put on the grid. With the right backup generator installed, you’ll be able to make it through hours, even days, of power loss with minimal inconvenience.
Malek Heating & Cooling offers generator service to Winnetka, IL and throughout Chicagoland.