How to Save on Generator Energy Costs This Summer
As temperatures soar this summer, you may be worried about your commercial energy costs. One way you can save is by ensuring that your generator is as energy efficient as possible, and reduce your generator energy costs. Industrial power systems are heavy-duty pieces of machinery that can use up a lot of excess energy if they are not taken care of properly, which can result in substantial utility expenses for your business over these peak summer months. Here are some tips to help you save energy and keep your generator in optimal condition.
Change the Oil Frequently
Regular oil changes are key to keeping your generator’s energy and fuel costs as low as possible. Fresh oil cools, cleans, and lubricates the engine so that all of its various parts can work together efficiently. A generator will usually need its first oil change after 25 or so running hours, but the exact number will depend...
Common Reasons a Power System Fails
Whether you have a diesel or gas power system at your facility, it will eventually fail to operate. After so many years, generators become subject to increased wear and tear, which decreases their efficiency and, if repairs aren’t handled in a timely manner, can also reduce the overall lifespan of a unit. You can minimize the risk for a power system failure by ensuring proper usage and routine maintenance.
If your generator isn’t performing at its best, it’s a good idea to have a qualified technician perform an inspection. There are several reasons it could be failing, and in many cases, only a trained generator professional will be able to identify the cause. Here are some of the most common reasons that a power system fails.
It Has Low Coolant
One of the main reasons a generator engine overheats is due to a low coolant level. If the engine consistently runs at very high temperatures, it can...