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Summer 2023: How to Improve Your Generator’s EfficiencySummer is here, which means increased energy costs for businesses all throughout California. This is a great time of year to consider how you can improve the efficiency of your generator power system. At Valley Power Systems, we know that taking the proper steps will not only help your unit operate more efficiently, but it will also save you on energy expenses and maximize the lifespan of your generator. Here are our best tips for improving the efficiency of your power system just in time for the scorching summer months ahead.
Maintain Clean Air FiltersDirty air filters are a top contributor to reduced efficiency for generator power systems. Your filters are designed to trap dust, dirt, and other debris to keep these particles from damaging the engine. However, a dirty filter will limit airflow...
The 4 Phases of a Diesel Engine InvestmentYou don’t need us to tell you that investing in a heavy-duty diesel engine – or a piece of equipment that has one – is a big deal. Not only are there financial considerations for your company, but you’ll obviously be looking for a certain standard of performance and reliability that will hold up for years to come. Knowing this, you might assume that business owners and executives would have a set process for making decisions about what to buy, or how to maintain such an expensive piece of capital equipment. In our experience, however, many of them are flying blind. They work off gut instincts rather than plans and numbers, which leads them to make decisions that can hurt them in the long run. We want to help you avoid this tendency. In today’s post we are going to...
FAQs When Buying a New GeneratorYou’ve relied on your commercial backup generator for many years, but maybe you’ve recently noticed that it’s just not performing as well as it used to. A poorly functioning generator will be unpredictable in an emergency, and its reduced efficiency can waste a ton of money in energy costs. Below we've addressed some of the FAQs when buying a new generator. Signs that you might need a new industrial generator include:
- Frequent breakdowns
- Inconsistent power
- Unexplained higher energy bills
- Age (more than 10 years old)
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Generator?An industrial generator is a great investment in your business, but even the best models won’t last forever. However, with proper maintenance and prompt repair work, your generator can provide many years of service before you will need to upgrade your generator. If you are weighing repairs over a generator replacement, look at these five signs that indicate you should upgrade to a new and improved power system.
1. Repairs Are Becoming More ExpensiveAs your generator ages and requires more repairs, these costs can really begin to add up. Some repairs, like replacing a hose or fitting, are relatively inexpensive. However, other issues, like cracked heads, broken pistons, or engine failure, can be costly to repair. Additionally, it may be harder—and more expensive—to locate outdated generator parts. You might find it more beneficial to replace the...
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