3 Signs It’s Time to Get Your Generator Professionally Inspected

Your generator is the heart of your home or business; it “pumps” electricity to everything that you, your family or your employees depend on to run efficiently every day. Just like your heart, you need to be taking proactive steps to make sure that your generator is running smoothly.

Our electrical contractors in Philadelphia recommend regular tune-ups and inspections for your generator, but how do you know when it’s time to schedule an emergency appointment to fix a problem before it gets bigger?

Read on to learn the biggest three signs that you need to call an electrical service in Montgomery County to check up on the health of your generator as soon as possible.

  • Your generator is making strange noises. If you notice that your generator is making noises that it normally doesn’t, such as a clunking or stirring sound, call for an inspection immediately. This may signal that two parts of your machine are rubbing against one another, which can both ruin the generator as well as cause a safety hazard if let go for too long!
  • Your generator takes a long time to get going. Most generators are specifically designed to turn on as soon as the power goes out. If you find that your generator needs a push to get going or it takes a bit longer than normal to start working, you should call us to take a look at your generator.
  • Your generator is using a huge amount of fuel. After a certain period of time, a generator will begin to lose its efficiency and require more fuel to create the same amounts of electricity. Much like a car, excessive fuel usage can be a sign that the generator is losing its ability to do its job, costing you money in the process. An electrical contractor can tell you if the machine is worth saving or if it’s time to upgrade.

Hiring a qualified electric service to give your generator regular tune-ups can help to extend its life and save you money. While A-1 Electric provides leading electrical services in the Philadelphia area, the company cannot perform an electrical service and an inspection at the same time.