Residential house natural gas backup generator. Choosing a location for house standby generator.
Residential house natural gas backup generator. Choosing a location for house standby generator.


Sometimes, a power outage is predictable – they happen during a tornado or hurricane storm or after. At other times, they may suddenly occur, such as transformer explosion or electric power equipment failure. However, in the best case, a power outage may cause considerable damage, and in the worst case, power outage may allow you to pay the price. Imagine that you are a homeowner, a few days after the power is not to go out. If you are a business, blackouts will not only make you loss of inventory for long, still can let you lose a new customer. This is why is very important to have standby home generator, especially in those who often experience extreme weather conditions cause frequent blackouts. 

Have a backup generator, power supply, you can for some or all of the property so that you can more comfortable to live or work, and during the blackout days will economic losses to a minimum. Auxiliary generator (not to be confused with solar energy generator, which could have been as the main power of your property.)

But not all of the whole house generators are equal, when you need to, the generator type you buy can determine its performance. Although you can choose the cheap portable generators, backup generators may be a better choice.

What is a standby home generator?

Residential standby generator
Residential standby generator

The standby home generator is a run on natural gas or liquid propane and connected to the generator of the existing gas transmission pipeline. A Standby home generator IS designed to kick in automatically when the power goes out so that you, as a home or business owner, don’t experience an interruption in power (Usually, once the electricity, backup generators can start work in 30 seconds.)

Backup generators connected to a switch, the switch to tell them when to open or close automatically. (this means that you usually need an experienced electrician or technician for installation.) Therefore, a backup generator, you don’t have to be after the power to do anything, you can sit back and wait for the light to light up.

How Long Will a Standby Home Generator Last?

Standby home generators is a huge investment: when you buy a generator, do you want to know it will provide a lot of value. But, when you need generator, how can you be sure it will be there? During the long time power outages, backup generators will last long, how much is the total life?

Backup generators in overhaul can maintain how long?


As long as you have fuel generator, you can expect it to run indefinitely during overhaul. Depending on the generator using fuel types. If you have a natural gas generator, fuel should not be a problem, because the generator will be connected to the gas pipeline of your home. But if you have a diesel generator or propane fuel should be your most concerned about. Most of the generators are equipped with a fuel tank for 24 hours, but if you want to store more fuel, can buy a larger fuel tank. In order to ensure you won’t run out, you should keep in touch with refueling services, but also extend the overhaul period in the service department to provide you with inventory.

Although you generator should be able to keep running during long downtime, but some things you can do to help make the generator to run better. Make sure it is clear of snow and debris, and do what you can to lighten its load. Too much pressure will shorten the life of your generator, so use it only for what you really need appliances and lamp power supply, and through the regular shutdown give it some time to rest. This will have the opportunity to make engine cooling, this is a good time to check the oil level. Ler recommends checking the oil every 8-24 hours, so you may need to check the oil more than once during a long shutdown.

What is the Lifespan of a Standby Home Generator?

Overall life expectancy will depend on the type and size of the generator, but a typical range of about 1500-3000 hours. You should give your generator power for half an hour every week to exercise it, which means that it runs at least 26 hours a year. Power, especially power for a long time, need to make the generator run longer. Usually, the service life of backup generators for 20 to 40 years, depending on the operating frequency and maintenance.

How to prolong the service life of backup generator?

back up generator

As with any engine, only for appropriate maintenance and maintenance of generators, generator will have longer service life. There are several ways to prolong the life of generator. Be sure to exercise your generator weekly, perform routine maintenance, and schedule yearly service. In addition, pay attention to the running time of the generator during long outages and minimize its load as much as possible. When you take care of your backup generator, you can expect it to last a long time.


Are you considering buying a long-term backup generator for your home? Do you already have the standby home generator, and want to make sure that the correct maintenance and maintenance? Call one of our certified technicians today.

3 Responses

  1. Thanks for explaining that you should consider how long the generator will last, whether that’s 24 hours or more. My friend is getting a standby generator for his home in case of power outages. I’ll share this advice with him so that he can find something that will work well for him.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Olivia.

      I hope this message finds you well.

      If we share an article about how long the generator last. I will let you know.

      At last, Thank you for visiting our web again.

      Best regards

      Maxworld Power

  2. This article definitely helps those people who are really unsure whether they need a standby home generator or not. Do you have an article or is it possible to have an article on the different home generators you can get and on what conditions would it be good to get them? I think that there are a lot of people including me who do want to get a home generator but I’m definitely not sure which one to get. I think an article on that could really be useful.

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