Eight Ways to Prepare for Severe Weather with Your Propane Backup Generator

As recent events have made clear, Mother Nature can be unpredictable – and sometimes ruthless.

One of the best ways to protect yourself from her fury is to invest in a whole house propane generator, which can help you avoid, or at least minimize, the potentially dangerous and costly consequences of severe weather – but only if it operates the way it should when you need it most.

To make sure it does, take the time to prepare a readiness plan for your propane generator that includes the following steps:

  1. Review your generator’s operating instructions. Don’t wait until the storm arrives!
  2. Your standby generator should be ready to go at a moment’s notice – invest in a professional inspection to give you peace of mind.
  3. Severe weather usually gives you a few days of warning – use that time to run your standby generator to make sure everything is in working order and that you have enough propane gas to last at least a week.
  4. Have a backup plan in the event your generator does not start!
  5. During a storm, keep a clear pathway to your generator. Remove debris, especially near the fueling area.
  6. Record how long your generator has run after every time it is called into service.
  7. After a severe weather event, review what worked and what didn’t work and make necessary changes.
  8. Maintain your system – Annual maintenance is the key to making sure your generator – or any of your home heating or cooling appliances – is reliably performing at its best.

Be prepared – make sure your propane backup generator is ready for action in the fall and winter to come! Contact us today for service. And if you don’t have a whole house propane generator, ask us about a special that can save you hundreds of dollars on a top quality model from GE!

For everything you need in home heating, trust the pros at Carroll Home Services – keeping Maryland homes warm for more than a century! Contact usto get started today!