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Installation of Two Automatic Transfer Switches for a Standby Generator

Large homes with electrical systems that compliment their size may have special requirements for the installation of a standby generator that extend beyond the unit’s power rating. Service panels, even … Continue reading

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Guardian Standby Generator shown with Generac's Smart Switch ATS

Choose the Right Automatic Transfer Switch for Standby Generators

The automatic transfer switch—or ATS—is what makes a standby generator system a fully automatic appliance. They are to a standby generator what a thermostat is to a furnace. Just as … Continue reading

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Automatic Transfer Switches for Standby Generator Systems

Transfer switches allow safe and convenient connections between homes and businesses to backup-power generators. With the switch in the utility position, they supply power from the electric utility. When the … Continue reading

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Why an Automatic Home Standby Generator Makes Sense

An automatic home standby system is a permanent addition to your home’s electrical system.  Once properly installed your home is protected, and you can have peace of mind for your … Continue reading

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While the Briggs & Stratton line of standby generators offers a comperhesive 5-year limited warranty* that covers generator replacement parts, labor and travel.

Briggs & Stratton Extends 5-5-5 Home Standby Warranty

When Briggs & Stratton began offering a 5-5-5 warranty on their home standby generators, everyone cheered. That warranty covers parts for five years, labor for five years, and travel for … Continue reading

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Replacing your Home Standby Generator after a Flood

Flooding is a common, annual occurrence throughout the United States and few places are entirely immune. Tropical Storms and hurricanes can inundate an area with many inches of rain and … Continue reading

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Load Management for Standby Generators

Standby generators provide electrical power during an outage. When the automatic, permanently installed system detects an outage, the generator engine starts and the transfer switch moves all or part of … Continue reading

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Transfer Switch Importance in Standby and Portable Generator Systems

An important component of any generator system for backup power to a building that relies on an electric utility for its main source of power is the transfer switch. Transfer … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Kits and Winter Maintenance for Standby Generators

The cold winter weather currently enveloping a good portion of the United States has people scurrying to purchase new car batteries and fill windshield fluid reservoirs. Cold weather in these … Continue reading

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Four Reasons You Need a Standby Generator for Your Home

Power outages rarely happen on a schedule. Instead, they strike without warning and each time the power goes out, people wonder when the utility will turn it on again. How … Continue reading

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