Life is full of surprises, and it’s important to be prepared for anything that might come your way. Generator One can help you keep the lights on year-round, whether you’re hit with storms, rolling blackouts or harsh wintry conditions. This guide reviews what a generator maintenance plan is and how it can help you protect your home and family.  

Why Do You Need a Backup Generator? 

There are many reasons you could lose power. Summer power demands, natural disasters, storm season and extreme cold can all knock out your electricity. This can keep your sump pump, air filtration systems, appliances and home security systems from working. Your family is at greater risk of being injured, and your home can be damaged. You could also lose the food in your refrigerator or be unable to park your car in your garage until the power comes back on.  

Benefits of a Standby Generator vs. a Portable Generator 

Many people use a portable generator to provide backup power during a power outage, but these are only able to provide supplemental power. You can power essential devices but can’t generate enough electricity to meet an average family’s energy needs.

A standby generator uses an alternative fuel source such as natural gas to create enough electricity to supply all your appliances and devices. It also turns on the moment it senses a power outage, so you can use your garage door and security system even though the grid is down.  

What Is a Generator Maintenance Plan? 

The cost of home generators varies depending on your need, but owning one can be a huge investment. You may spend $8,000 to well over $15,000 to purchase and install a Generac generator. and yearly maintenance fees are additional costs.

Generator One offers a service subscription to help ensure your generator is well maintained and in working order. You pay a monthly fee, and we perform routine maintenance on your generator for you. We’re also available 24 hours a day in case of emergencies.

Check out eight great reasons to consider a maintenance plan for your generator below.

1. Standby Generators Have Different Repair Needs Than Portable Generators 

A portable generator can be taken to a repair center, while standby generators are installed outside your home. A service company must come out to perform routine maintenance or repairs whenever they’re needed, and a subscription covers you for these visits. Why not have the same people who installed your home generator keep it in top shape for you? 

2. Generator Maintenance Keeps You Prepared for a Power Outage 

Utility companies are trying to keep up with demand, and strong storms can have disastrous consequences. The last thing you want is to discover your Generac generator needs repairs when you need emergency power. Our priority service subscriptions ensure you won’t lose power during unexpected outages. 

3. Certified Technicians Know What Your Backup Power System Needs 

Working with a generator company to maintain your backup generator ensures you’re covered completely. Trained technicians know what to look for so you’re aware of any potential issues. Your maintenance contract includes routine maintenance and repairs, so you can head into storm season or winter without fear. 

4. Annual Maintenance Plans Can Save You Money 

You never know what it could cost to repair your standby generator. If it needs simple maintenance, it might not cost much, but the price of replacing critical components could hurt your wallet. When you don’t have a subscription maintenance plan, the risk of expensive repair bills is much higher. Our plans allow you to fit your maintenance costs into your budget.  

5. A Maintenance Plan Keeps Your Family Safe 

Maintenance contracts are great for safety. For example, while a professional works on your standby generator, they can make sure your heating system isn’t putting your family at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. We can ensure you have uninterrupted access to electricity so your family and pets aren’t exposed to harsh temperatures and your home security system doesn’t go offline. 

6. Customers Know What to Expect When They Have Service Contracts 

You can protect your family and wallet by knowing you have a technician ready to help you whenever you need it. Whether you need routine maintenance for your generator or an emergency response during a power outage, you know what to expect. You also know exactly how much your generator service costs and everything that’s included to avoid shocking service bills.  

7. Your Repairs Are Backed by a Warranty 

Service subscriptions come with added protection in case you have a problem. All parts and repairs are backed by a warranty, so you won’t have to pay anything if your home generator needs a critical component.  

8. A Service Subscription Includes the Latest Equipment 

When it’s time to upgrade your generator to the latest system, a service subscription from Generator One has you covered. We make it affordable to have a standby generator by handling your maintenance repairs and installation. You don’t need to purchase the unit, which means you can upgrade your service plan when the time comes. 

The Peace of Mind Service Program from Generator One

At Generator One, we strive to offer the best service and products without breaking the bank. Our Peace of Mind Service Program includes a new back-up generator without the cost of purchasing your own unit. This subscription provides the following: 

  • Low monthly payment, no upfront costs
  • Annual generator inspections and maintenance at no additional charge 
  • Including labor and parts, whether you need maintenance or emergency repairs 
  • New equipment discounts if your current equipment can’t be saved
  • A full warranty on your home generator 
  • The ability to get started without any up-front fees or down payments 
  • Service plans that are transferable if you ever sell your home 
  • The latest generator models, installed as needed 

Call us today at (440) 942-8449 to schedule a consultation and learn more about our maintenance subscriptions, or fill out our contact form and we’ll reach out to you.