Replacing your Industrial or Commercial Generator
Replacing an industrial or commercial generator can be a costly and time-consuming decision, one that is often overlooked and ignored until a problem occurs. If your situation matches one of the following, you may need to replace your backup generator:
- Your generator needs frequent, large-scale repairs. As you would think, older generators are more prone to issues than new ones. Sometimes it makes sense monetarily to replace your generator with a new unit instead of ringing up repair costs.
- You have issues finding discontinued parts for your generator.
- Your generator is not running efficiently.
- Your business needs have exceeded your current generator's power capacity. Overloading your generator's capacity has negative effects on its performance and lifespan.
It's important to remember replacement is not the only choice when it comes to older generators. If your generator is old but is still working effectively, focus your time and efforts on performing preventative maintenance in order to maximize its existing lifespan. In doing so, you'll buy yourself more time and money.
Peace of mind is of the utmost importance. Taking the chance of a breakdown or overload on an old generator can translate into stressful and expensive failure and production downtime. Nobody wants that.
When it comes to replacing your industrial or commercial generator, make sure that you choose one that is able to support your operations. Not sure where to start? Read more on how to match generator size to needs here.
By Josh Kitchel
Electrical Services Manager
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