If you know how to choose a home generator, it’s high time for you to learn some important tips to keep it in a good and well-maintained condition. It’s true that no matter which one you buy, a generator is always a little expensive, but at the same time, there’s good news that if you keep it maintained, it can last for you for decades.  

Most people don’t opt for portable generators because they are afraid of the added expenses, especially the ones for repairs and replacements. However, what these people don’t understand is that just if they take care of their generators properly and if they invest some time on the maintenance, they won’t have to worry about those added expenses. 

If this is the first time that you are buying a generator and if you want to maintain it then here are some tips that can come in handy to you; 

1- Purchase a backup or warranty generator 
This is quite understandable, and most of you know this already that investing in a warranty is important to save yourself from spending any money in case something goes wrong with the generator. Understand the coverage that you are getting, it can be full or partial. Furthermore, if you want to control your overall home insurance cost, then you should opt for a backup generator too. 

2- Prevent the motor from burning out 
Lighter cords increase the voltage, which then leads to the risk of your motor burning out. You need to make sure that you are using heavy-duty cords for lesser voltage and the cord needs to belong too, especially if you don’t want the generator to make a lot of noise then you need to invest in a longer cord because that’s the only way you can get uninterrupted sleep. 

3- Power up your generator after every three months 
The manufacturers of all the generators recommend that people should charge up the battery and power it with electric shock after at least every three months. You need to make sure that your electric starter is working because the last thing on Earth would be that you discover that your electric starter isn’t working when you need it in an emergency. 

4- Filling up the tank  
One of the most important things you need to do in order to avoid any damage to your generator is that you need to keep it filled with gas at any cost. When your generator runs out of gas, that’s when all the problems start. You don’t have to let that stage come when the electric load in your home sucks the magnetic field from the generator all by itself. So on and off, keep checking that there’s enough gas in your generator to start properly without any hassle. 

5- Always buy from a reputable company 
It’s not a maintenance tip as such, but yes, it does matter a lot. The company that you buy the generator from should be a reputable one, and it must provide you a quality generator that justifies the money that you will be paying. There are several companies out there that manufacture generators, but not all of them are worth your trust and money. So be careful, do your homework and buy from the right place. 

With all these tips in your mind and a little investment of your time, you will be able to keep your generator in the best possible condition for a long time. Just charge the battery properly, take care of the plugs and filters and fill up the gas tank on and off if it’s in use.