Is It Time to Replace Your Generator?

Standby generator systems are an investment in your business and the future of your operations. While durable and reliable, they are machines and will wear out over time. Even with careful attention to maintenance and repairs, it is inevitable that the day will come when your system will generate its last watt. That is why we recommend planning to replace your power generation system before it gets long in the tooth. Whether your system has an expected operational lifespan of ten, or thirty years, the sooner you start planning, the better.

Signs Your Generator Is Nearing the End

Most standby generator systems have an expected lifespan of between 10,000 to 30,000 hours. And, while you may extend this with proper maintenance, the older your system becomes, the more frequent and costly the repairs will be. If your generator is giving off any of the following signs, we recommend contacting our generator sales and installation team to start the process of searching for a suitable replacement generator.

Decreased Reliability

Stop and go performance is bad for any business. Breakdowns slow the workflow down and can result in costly delays for your operations while your generator technicians find and fix the latest problem.

Increased Repair Frequency (and cost!)

Increased breakdowns are often accompanied by increased repair bills. Not only will the frequency of required repairs increase, but so too will the cost. This week you need to replace a dead battery, next week a faulty motor needs repaired, and next month the transfer coil bites the dust. Every new repair adds up to money you could be spending to grow your business, not merely keep your generator running beyond its prime.

Fuel Consumption Is Increasing

It is a simple fact that older power generation systems consume more fuel as components wear out and deteriorate. With fuel prices skyrocketing, the additional cost of operating an older generator can outweigh the cost of purchasing a newer, more energy-efficient replacement.

Finally, Your Power Needs Have Changed

If your business is ten, twenty, or thirty years old, it’s unlikely that your power requirements are the same as they were when you first bought your standby generator system. Your business may have grown, shifted course, or become subject to regulatory changes that make your existing generator obsolete for your current needs. At Gen-Tech, our generator sales and installation team can help you determine the best fit for your current needs. We carry a broad selection of standby generator systems and can help you select a system capable of meeting your needs today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

We encourage you to contact the generator sales and installation team at Gen-Tech at (800) 625-8324 to discuss replacing your aging power generation systems. We will help you plan ahead so that you have a replacement generator in place before your current system becomes inoperable.

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