Generac Whole House Generators
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You dig around for some flashlights or candles, hunker down with a book, and if you’re lucky, the power comes back on sooner rather than later, or something like that, right? But what if the power doesn’t come back on?
Without a generator to backup your home in the event of a power outage, you risk losing:
Sure, it’s no big deal if you’re without the TV and the toaster for a few hours (or days). If they have power, maybe you can even stay with friends or family until your power comes back, but what about items like your refrigerator, phones, terrariums or aquariums, and personal medical equipment? Get to know all of the benefits of whole house generators.
By investing in a Generac generator, you can rest easy knowing that if you lose your main source of power for any reason, Generac has you covered.
Stand-alone generators need to be sized properly, with our Generac installation the system is designed for the electrical service in your home.
Swaim Electric Heating and Air Conditioning is a Generac Certified Service Company, meaning we don’t just install your unit and leave you with the task of finding another company to complete the service and maintenance. We’ll offer you a Generac generator maintenance contract focused on Generac service to ensure your new unit runs smoothly for years to come.
From helping you choose the right product for your home to assisting you in upholding the warranty with a Generac maintenance contract, we’ll be by your side for all of it. At Swaim Electric Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re here for you every step of the way. In fact, we even run special pricing offers and connect you with Generac promotions to help you make the best Generac purchase for your home.
We are proud to serve the great state of North Carolina with top-quality products and services. Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible experience to our customers, no matter where they are located in the state.
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The Importance of Service: Annual Generator Maintenance
Having a generator for your home isn’t a luxury anymore – for many it’s a necessity. Generators provide far more than quick and easy access to lighting and power. For most families, generators provide access to essential medical equipment, keep wells operational for rural homes, and help maintain your food supply. You’ll never have to worry about what’s going to happen when the power goes out thanks to a generator.
At Swaim Electric, we use Generac generators in the homes of all our clients. Generac generators can keep your essential devices and equipment fully functional, and most Generac generators can operate large quantities of your home. Instead of relying on a portable generator to operate parts of your house, installing a whole house generator will keep all the essentials up and running for days at a time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generac Generator Service Questions
While it’s easy enough to let your generator run for days on end, there are a few important questions to keep in mind in between uses, that will help you preserve the life of your generator for years to come. If you aren’t great at keeping track of your annual generator maintenance, keep this running checklist of questions handy, so you can be sure to know when it’s time to service your generator.
If you don’t remember the last time you scheduled generator service and maintenance, that’s a sign that it’s time for annual maintenance. It’s important to schedule a Generac generator service once or twice a year. Many homeowners opt-in for the added benefit of a maintenance contract, so they can have repairs and service covered under their contract.
Think of your generator like a car. In order to get power from one place to another, and have the engine run, the oil has to run smoothly through the generator. Without clean oil, and a clean oil filter, your generator won’t be able to run at full capacity. Your generator service technician will check the oil and filter during service appointments, so you should not have to worry about it unless there is an unexpected emergency.
If you noticed odd noises, or a delayed start the last time you ran your generator, it’s time to call your service technician. If you haven’t run your generator between uses, it could be due to inactivity, instead of possible problems with your generator, but calling a professional will be able to solve that problem quickly.
If you don’t have time to schedule repairs or keep track of your generator service, it might be time to sign up for annual maintenance. Rather than monitor your generator on your own, a maintenance contract offers the additional peace of mind that your machine will receive the care it deserves, year-round. Unexpected repairs or maintenance won’t be a problem with maintenance contracts.
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How to Care for Your Generator
The numerous benefits of backup generators speak for themself, but when it comes down to it, your generator needs the proper service in order to supply your home with the energy it requires. At Swaim Electric, annual generator service is included in maintenance contracts we offer to all of our clients – however, as a homeowner, there are additional measures you can take to care for your generator between appointments.
If you don’t experience frequent power outages, you’re lucky – considering the additional hassle they pose on our daily life! However, that means your generator is sitting idle for long periods of time. While a generator’s use is intended only in emergencies, it’s not good for the system to remain inactive for periods of time. Be sure to run your generator every few months for a few minutes. This will make sure your generator isn’t experiencing any problems between uses and ensures you won’t face large service repairs later down the road.
Every generator requires gas – and once you fire it up, your fuel supply starts to deplete. Rather than wait for the gas tank to empty, which can be harmful to your generator, keep the tank full between uses. This way you’ll always know you’re good to go before the power goes out.
Every generator is different, but most generators are located outside your home. That means things like pollen, leaves, sticks, and outside debris can land on your generator, which can be harmful to the exterior if left untouched. Every month take a minute to walk around your generator and clear off anything that’s fallen on its surface.
The best way to protect your home, and your generator, is by signing a maintenance contract. Maintenance contracts are the annual service agreement you need to protect your generator, but might not have time to schedule on your own. Maintenance contracts not only cover unexpected repairs or replacement – they guarantee your generator is protected for years to come, through built-in annual service agreements. Never stress over a faulty generator. Swaim Electric has your back all year round, no matter what happens.
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