Generator Technician inspecting a unit.

Generator Maintenance Checklist

It’s a trust exercise any time we hire an outside expert for service. Whether it’s diagnosing an issue with your laptop, inspecting your auto brakes, or in quarterly maintenance appointments for a backup generator, we trust that the technician will cover all bases. Duthie Power Services prides itself on the knowledge base in our team of technicians, so we asked the team [...]
Infographic outlining what to prioritize when putting together a generator maintenance budget.

Infographic: Planning your Generator Maintenance Budget

Regularly scheduled generator maintenance is an important part of ensuring your emergency supply system is ready when you need it. We covered why you need a generator maintenance budget in a previous blog. Check out the below infographic for a quick guide to what to prioritize in your generator maintenance budget.

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How Can Remote Generator Monitoring Cut Expensive Emergency Service Visits in Half?

Your smartphone’s probably monitoring something remotely — and for good reason. For many years, we’ve been able to get instant and often crucial updates on our health, homes, and even cars via remote monitoring and diagnosis.  Now you can keep your generator ready for action the same way. Remotely monitoring generator performance prevents many expensive issues before they even occur, and keeps […]

Are you ready? Road sign.

What 38 Years Dispatching Emergency Power Teams has Taught Me About Being Prepared

I’ve been with Duthie Power for 38 years — so long that it wasn’t a generator servicer, but an electric motor shop when I started! Since then I’ve managed the Duthie service department throughout many of Southern California’s emergencies: earthquakes, fires, rain, mudslides, and more. Whatever was thrown at us weather-wise, I was in charge of getting the technicians where they needed […]

Desk calculator with invoices for energy and electric bills as elements of calculating a generator maintenance budget.

Why Should I Have a Generator Maintenance Budget?

Like any equipment, generators need some TLC from time to time. In fact, it’s the law: NFPA 110 mandates that your generator equipment be professionally serviced according to their standards for fire safety equipment. This means that the cost of regular service visits should be part of your generator budget. So what should you set aside for your annual generator maintenance budget?  To […]