To ensure that your generator will step in when the power goes out, follow these tips:
Check your fuel gauge. Make sure your generator has enough propane to get you through at least a week without power. Impassable roads or other emergency conditions could delay deliveries.
Test your generator. Run the equipment through a 20– to 30–minute test every three months. Power it up to a full load and correct any problems. These test runs help keep parts lubricated.
Follow recommended maintenance guidelines. Maintenance is the key to reliable generator performance, and annual service is a must.