Your standby generator might not get a huge amount of usage, but when it does you want to be sure that it’s in optimum operating condition. If you’re wondering ‘how do I ensure my standby generator is ready for action?” then shentongroup’s Derek Barry has compiled his easy-to-follow top 10 generator tips:

Generator Servicing1: Engine heater operation
2: Fuel level
3: Coolant water level
4: Coolant antifreeze concentration
5: Oil level
6: Battery condition and electrolyte level (if applicable)
7: Ventilation and exhaust areas are clear
8: Is the unit currently maintained?
9: Carry out an ‘on load’ test run
10: If in doubt about any of the above, contact a reputable company and enquire about a service maintenance contract

Consider the above points and you’ll be sure that you have a reliable, quiet and efficient standby generator in peak condition, ready for when it’s needed the most.

As per point 10, if you’d like any advice or assistance whatsoever, then click here to speak to a member of the shentongroup team: The UK’s leading technical experts in standby power, uninterruptible power supplies and combined heat & power systems.