Residential Commercial Generator

Residential Generator

Residential Generator

 

Unit Installation

The installation has a lot to do with the longevity of the system.  The unit placement, height and integrity of the base the unit is set on, the quality of the materials used in the electrical and mechanical (fuel supply) installation, the skill of the installer has acquired to make all of the necessary adjustments to the unit after it has been installed are all crucial in determining the life span of a generator.  If the unit is not installed to eliminate excessive exposure and wear, and not adjusted to run properly once it is set, it will not last as long as it should regardless of the brand. In our upcoming articles we will explore some of the different skills that are important, but this much is certain….if the installer is not factory-trained by a manufacturer to install their unit, they will usually not possess the specific skills to install that unit correctly. There are just too many adjustments that may need to be made to a new unit that only a factory trained individual knows about.

 

Unit Maintenance

Regular maintenance of these units by a factory trained technician will go a long way towards getting your moneys worth out of a system.  The trained tech knows that oil changes are important, but there is so much more that goes into a properly performed maintenance on these units.  The factory trained tech can make all of the necessary engine and alternator adjustments that will get the unit back in spec and running like it was when it was new.  Proper air flow and fuel flow are crucial.  Proper engine rpm and alternator voltage outputs and frequency must be kept within a small operational window or the unit will fail.