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  • Writer's pictureDavid Darrah

Maintaining your Back-up Generator

Gringo Dave’s Electric is a Certified Dealer and Installer of Generac Generators, and a Certified Service Technician for air-cooled generators meeting needed warranty work and annual service requirements.


The emergency generator is a small engine. Just like your car needs a tune up and oil change periodically, it is important to have a certified technician complete maintenance on your back-up generator to maintain its warranty. This includes:


  • Changing oil

  • Checking plugs

  • Changing air filter

  • Adjusting engine valves

  • Cleaning dirt build up deposited by wind, rain and snow

  • Removing critters who may have discovered this safe and warm nesting spot

  • Installing and updating firmware required for the generator to run properly

  • Making sure electrical connections are clean and in proper working order


Though you may not use the generator often, it is especially important that it be in proper working order when you need it, otherwise what is the point of having it? Annual preventative maintenance is an important part of generator ownership. Neglecting this maintenance may void warranties or insurance coverage.


Another important benefit to note is insurance companies are starting to give homeowners discounts and/or rebates for adding a backup generator to the homestead. By protecting your home with a generator, you potentially save a claim for burst frozen pipes, or a loss of a freezer or refrigerator full of food. You also maintain your ability to charge that electric car and heat your home if the power is out for an extended period of time. Most important, functionality of life-sustaining medical equipment is ensured. Make sure to check with your insurance company to see what discounts you can benefit from on your home-owners policy. We will provide a letter of proof of installation with all permit and inspection documentation you will need on generators installed by Gringo Dave’s Electric.


Contact Gringo Dave’s Electric, Inc. today at Dave@gringodaveselectric.com or 719-290-1484 to answer questions about emergency power generators maintenance and individualized home recommendations for your energy security needs.

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