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Keeping Your Generator Ready for Winter Storms

House in the background snowing

Posted: December 4, 2018

One of the worst problems associated with winter storms these days is the power outages that can follow them – a big reason why so many people today are turning to whole house propane backup generators for peace of mind.

A backup generator can literally be a lifesaver for your family, powering home medical equipment and keeping the heat on when the North Carolina winter is at its fiercest (not to mention protecting your property and food). But the priceless insurance your generator provides will only pay off if it is ready to go at a moment’s notice.

To make sure your propane generator has your back when it counts, do these three things prior to and during the winter months.

  1. Fill it with propane – Make sure your backup generator has enough propane to get you through at least a week without power, since conditions may delay deliveries.
  2. Run it once a month – A generator that sits for long periods without operating will eventually develop problems – especially in cold weather. During the winter, run your generator for at least half an hour once per month to lubricate moving parts and maintain important seals (you can reduce the frequency to once every three months in warmer weather).
  3. Get it professionally serviced – Preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your generator running at its reliable best. An annual tune-up is a must. Contact us to learn more about preventative maintenance for your whole house propane backup generator.

Parker Gas – There when you need us most, just like your propane generator should be. Contact us today to learn more about propane backup generators and propane generator maintenance – or to fill up your propane generator before severe winter weather arrives.