It’s not uncommon for a standby generator to have a lifespan that ranges from 500 to over 30,000 hours. If you think about it, backup generators are typically used as little as 30 hours each year (based on typical 5-15 minute weekly cycles and assuming no outages during the year). Still, some generators can be used over 100 hours per year, depending on the number of outages.
Regardless, your standby generator should have a great lifespan lasting 20-30+ years! However, your generator is no different than the family car. It needs generator service including but not limited to an annual inspection, regular oil changes (annually or quarterly), load bank testing and battery replacement every 2-4 years, new air filter(s), etc.
Here at Generator One, we strive to offer “peace of mind” by offering maintenance and preventative maintenance services that have competitive rates to ensure your backup generator stays well-maintained and “ready” when it’s needed most. Call today! We have annual maintenance services as low as $190 per year. Don’t wait until it’s too late.