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Today’s crazy weather has made owning a whole house propane generator one of the best investments you can make for your North Carolina home. But a backup generator only helps if it performs the way you need it to when you need it most.
To make sure it does, take the following steps before, during, and after severe winter weather:
In the offseason:

  • Learn how your generator works – Don’t wait for severe weather to read the operating manual.
  • Get routine maintenance – Invest in a professional inspection and repairs – preferably twice a year (pre-winter and pre-storm season in the summer).
  • Run your generator – Run your generator for a few minutes in the offseason to make sure everything is in working order. You’ll want to do it in the winter, too – at least once every few weeks during the colder months to keep parts lubricated (just as you would with a car sitting in your driveway).
  • Prepare for the worst – Have a “plan B” if your generator does not start.
  • Review your plan – After the storm – and again when winter ends – take notes about what worked and didn’t work in your approach; make changes as needed.

During severe winter weather:

  • Keep access to your generator’s fill pipe clear – Keep at least a 12” pathway to your generator for clear of snow and debris for service and refueling. If your generator is accessible through a driveway, keep that clear, too.
  • If you’re leaving town, give keys to a neighbor – If severe weather is forecast when you’re leaving for vacation or traveling on business, make sure someone has access to your home in case of emergency.
  • Keep operating records – Record any incident in which your generator is called into service, along with any problems that occur.

Stay one step ahead of severe winter weather with a propane backup generator – expertly installed and maintained by LG Jordan Oil. Contact us today to learn more! Serving Wake, Chatham, Durham, Harnett, Johnston, Orange and Lee counties.


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