Understanding the Lifespan of Your Generator
With a backup generator supporting critical life safety and emergency systems, it is of the upmost importance that you understand your generator's lifespan and what measures you can take to maximize it.
If routinely cared for, a backup generator can last for a few decades. Your generator's lifespan depends on a variety of factors including:
- Environmental conditions
- Preventative maintenance measures
- Brand and quality of the generator
- Size of the engine
- How frequent it is exercised
- How often it is run
The best way to maximize your generator's lifespan is to not exceed the power capacity, perform preventative maintenance, and use high-quality fuel.
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