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How Long Do Generac Generators Last?

May 21, 2024

Generac generators provide an unmatched level of comfort and security to your home or office. This is one reason Canter Power, the Nation’s largest full-service generator installer, exclusively sells, installs and services one brand, Generac. Our commitment stems from Canter Power’s confidence in the reliability, durability and performance of Generac generators over other brands on the market. It’s this level of quality that keeps your lights on and devices running for years to come.

Great news is that, from the moment you become a Canter Power customer, you’re automatically enrolled in Canter Power’s Peace of Mind Protection Plan. Providing automatic scheduling of maintenance, repairs and service, the Protection Plan is designed to optimize performance, maximize your investment and extend the lifespan of your Generac generator to its fullest. The best part is that it’s included for the first year, at no additional cost to you.

To answer the question of how long your generator will last, several factors come into play. A good benchmark to consider is that, on average, a Generac whole-home generator, professionally installed, is expected to last about 20 years. This estimation is based on proper installation and regular maintenance, along with typical usage patterns and environmental conditions. Let’s take a look at how to get the most of your Generac generator.

Extending the Life of Your Generac Generator

There are several key factors which have a direct impact on a Generac generator lifespan:

  • Quality of Installation: Proper installation is the cornerstone of reliable generator performance. Selecting a trusted industry leader, like Canter Power, helps ensure that all system components are correctly configured, which minimizes the risk of operational faults and maximizes the Generac generator lifespan. Conversely, poor installation can lead to frequent breakdowns, increased wear and tear, as well as a shortened life expectancy of the Generac generator.
  • Routine Maintenance: A scheduled maintenance program is essential in keeping your generator in top condition. This includes routine inspections, oil changes, replacing air and fuel filters and making sure the unit is clean and free of debris. Well-maintained generators are less likely to encounter serious issues, thereby extending their effective service life. Neglecting maintenance can lead to accelerated deterioration and costly repairs.
  • System Upgrades and Parts Replacements: A dependable service plan, like Canter Power’s Peace of Mind Protection Plan, monitors your entire system around the clock thru the 4G LTE cellular network. This advanced technology provides robust and dependable insight into your generator’s operational performance. This keeps a constant eye on critical components to proactively maintain its mechanical dependability.
  • Usage Patterns: Frequent and intense use significantly impacts the Generac generator lifespan. Generators that are run continuously at high loads will generally wear out faster than those used intermittently and at lower loads. Understanding and optimizing the balance between rest periods and operating times can help prolong the life of the unit.
  • Environmental Conditions: Generators exposed to harsh conditions — such as extreme temperatures, high humidity, salt air or dusty environments — require more diligent maintenance and may have a shorter lifespan. Conversely, operating a generator in a mild, clean environment can extend its life.

Stay Powerful with Canter Power’s Peace of Mind Protection Plan

As leaders in the standby generator industry, we take pride in providing the most comprehensive protection plan on the market. Our Peace of Mind Protection Plan is specifically designed to increase the longevity of your Generac generator. It is included with your generator purchase at no additional cost for the first one year and offered at a reasonable annual rate beginning in the second year. The plan features 24/7 remote monitoring, maintenance and service. Compare our protection plan to any other installer and see the difference Canter Power makes.

Canter Power’s Exclusive Inconvenience Guarantee

At the heart of our Peace of Mind Protection Plan is our exclusive Inconvenience Guarantee.

From the moment you become a Canter customer, if at any time you experience a loss of power for more than 4 hours, we will reimburse you up to $150 per night for expenses to stay in a hotel until your power is restored.

Getting the Most Out of Your Generac Generator

Investing in a Generac generator is a smart choice for providing reliable backup power for your home or business. It can also boost the resale value of your home by up to 5%, should you consider putting your home on the market.

Regular maintenance and proper usage are crucial for extending your Generac generator lifespan. A fully comprehensive service plan, like Canter’s Peace of Mind Protection Plan, provides consistent upkeep, prevents unexpected breakdowns and helps ensure your generator is ready when you need it most.

For personalized maintenance plans and more helpful tips, consider reaching out to the experts at Canter Power Systems. Our crew specializes in Generac generators and can help guide you in maximizing your investment. You can also visit our generator buyers guide for insights on selecting the ideal generator to supply dependable backup power for years to come.

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