Here in South Louisiana, we all know the hazards that hurricane season can bring. Your home or business relies on a properly working backup generator to keep your power up-and-running if the power goes out. At Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer backup generator services, ranging from inspections and upkeep to repairs and installation. In fact, the late spring is the perfect time for a backup generator inspection here in Morgan City, Houma, and Thibodaux.
In this article, we’ll discuss some of the problems that your backup generator can face and why you should call us for services you can count on.
What are the benefits of a backup generator?
A backup generator is a good fit for homes here in South Louisiana and an even better fit for local businesses. When the power goes out—especially as the result of a storm—you don’t know when it’s going to be restored.
If you have food in a fridge, that means it’s going to go bad very, very soon. If your business doesn’t have power, that means you’ll have to close until it’s restored. A backup generator solves these problems by kicking in when the main power supply goes down. In a perfect world, you’d never have to use your backup generator, but that’s not the one we live in. Things happen: it’s best to be prepared.
How do we maintain generators?
Most generators run on either natural gas or liquid propane. In the case of the former, a gas connection to your home might mean that the system never needs to be refueled. However, if your generator needs an external fuel supply, you’ll want to make sure you have the team here at Bob’s top yours off before the arrival of storm season.
A generator that has sat dormant for several seasons should really be checked out before you might need it. Some of the problems we see with local generators include:
- Damage to wiring from rodents
- Leaks of coolant or oil
- Deterioration of belts and hoses
- Old batteries unable to hold a charge
The last thing you want to be doing is trying to diagnose a generator problem in the middle of a gale when your fridge is already on the clock because the power has been out for hours.
Bob’s repairs generators, too!
That being said, if your generator is having issues, give our team a call. Our technicians have the tools and experience needed to address your emergency generator issues. We can get your generator back up-and-running so that your home or business can continue operating as usual.
Whether you need generator repair, maintenance, or installation here in South Louisiana, make the call to the experts at Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We’re ready to help with your generator inspection needs!