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Is Your Generator Ready for the Summer Months?

Learn what you need to do in order to keep your genset ready for the upcoming hot summer months. 


diesel-generator-summer-months-DSS.pngAs the summer approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to. Sunny days mean more foot traffic for retail owners and more projects for construction companies. This means the need for businesses and facilities to be running at full capacity is crucial.  
 
Even though the summer months can be particularly profitable, there’s also a lot that can go wrong. Summer storms can wreak havoc on utilities and excessive use of air-conditioning can put strain on electrical grids. In other words, the odds are good that an unprepared business owner could miss out on the busiest months of the year if they are not keeping their backup genset well-maintained.
 
So is your genset equipped to thrive during the summer months? Here are some ways to make sure your it’s ready to back you up through any situation.

Location, Location, Location

Make sure that your generator is placed in a protected and well-ventilated environment. Direct heat or poor air flow can cause your generator to overheat and shut down.

Run Your Generator Regularly

Even if it doesn’t look like you’ll need your generator in the coming months, make sure that you’re running it regularly to guarantee that it’s in good working order. Regular operation of your generator also prevents crippling conditions like wet stacking.

Ensure that You Have Fuel Ready to Go

Remember to have a suitable supply of fuel ready. If it’s been several months since you purchased fuel, you’ll want to check the purchase date. Remember, some fuel sources like diesel fuel only last for a few months .

Have Your Genset Professionally Inspected

Call in a professionally trained technician to double check your gensets components. Better to replace any problem parts before you need them than be forced to fix a problem after the fact and potentially miss out on business.

Trust in the Team at Diesel Service and Supply

Before the days get too long and the sun starts to beat down on your business, it’s a good idea to make sure your generator is ready to run. The hotter it gets, the more likely your generator will be called up to active duty. Now is the time to contact Diesel Service and Supply and make sure you’re prepared to handle the heat.
 

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