A residential standby generator is an important investment for your home, all the powered items in it, and your family. It helps protect your home’s circuits, continue powering your most important appliances, and keep your family comfortable during outages. Anything that can make operating your generator more efficient is welcome. After all, your generator’s purpose is to support you through outages, and having to go outside and start your unit, check on its status, and being surprised at an inconvenient time by your generator’s service needs defeats some of the unit’s purpose. That is why remote generator monitoring is a wise part of your overall residential backup power investment.
Most modern generators have mobile monitoring capabilities and the necessary accessories are sold separately (like the Generac Mobile Link Monitoring Service 6463) . However, remote generator monitoring is so beneficial that some brands offer it with the purchase of a certain units.
Helpful Status Updates
Your generator runs best when it is well-maintained and it is much easier to maintain your unit when you know how well it is operating. Remote monitoring offers you a simulated control panel that shows you helpful status updates from anywhere so that you never have to leave the house. You can alter exercise times, run engine tests, transfer switch tests, change the local date and time, check your history, and monitor for errors. All this means that you can feel more secure while you’re away from home, and that you don’t have to leave the house during bad weather.
Your remote monitoring device will also let you know when your generator needs attention. It will come equipped with visual and audible signals to let you know it’s time to view or do something. Everything is done wirelessly and you can address anything before the generator shuts down in response to a problem. This device is made to be convenient, which means plenty of battery power, reasonable size, and easy mounting.
Your generator was made to work for you, so consider investing in remote generator monitoring to get the most out of it. If you need more information on adding this capability to your generator purchase, you can trust us at Nationwide Generators.