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Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Why Should I Schedule ATS Maintenance?

Your generator’s automatic transfer switch is critical to the unit’s functionality. When properly maintained, your ATS will be able to switch between your primary power source and the generator for years without issue. As a cost-saving measure, some companies may put generator maintenance on the back-burner, thinking that problems may not arise if the unit itself is not in use. What Happens During an ATS Maintenance Visit? During a maintenance visit, a licensed technician will take several steps to make sure each component of your generator and automatic transfer switch are operating as intended. Prior to beginning your visit,... Read More

Checks & Service to Perform on Your Generator This Winter

Checks & Service to Perform on Your Generator This Winter

With freezing temperatures in the forecast and snow on the horizon, the threat of a power outage is at its peak due to pressure on electrical lines and frigid air. Before a storm, it’s important to make sure your generator is properly serviced to keep your facility powered up in case of a widespread outage. Make sure the following checks and repairs are made in order to keep your generator operational. Check the Oil Levels If your generator seizes while it is running, the culprit may not be faulty parts of even the environment: if your generator runs long... Read More

Preparing Your Generator for Fall

Preparing Your Generator for Fall

As the summer comes to a close, the time will come to start making preparations for your generator to retain full functionality in the colder months. Maintaining your generator prevents problems from occurring when an outage occurs and you’re left in the dark. Before the leaves and snow begin to fall, perform routine maintenance and checks to keep everything operational. Keep any openings clear of debris As leaves and acorns begin to fall, the wind may carry them towards your generator and block essential openings such as air ducts and exhaust pipes. This will prevent air from flowing properly... Read More

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Preparing for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us, and it’s important to make sure your facility is prepared in case of an outage or other emergencies. Having an emergency generator is a good first step, but maintaining it is vital to success. The first thing you will want to check is whether your generator will be sufficient for the duration of a possible outage. Your local generator distributor can size one for your data center, school or emergency service center. While hurricanes in the northeast tend to not wipe out infrastructure, having backups of all of your data is critical, especially if... Read More

Why You Should Schedule Automatic Transfer Switch Maintenance

Why You Should Schedule Automatic Transfer Switch Maintenance

Your backup generator is made up of several components, each of which requires a certain amount of maintenance to remain fully functional. The automatic transfer switch is vital to your generator’s functionality: it controls the switch of power from the utility source to the generator itself in the case of an outage or system test. If the ATS malfunctions, your generator may not switch on properly, leaving your facility vulnerable to data loss and the inability to perform normal duties. Making sure your generator and transfer switch are regularly serviced by certified technicians is critical to staying online in... Read More