A review of standby generators and how they work

GEEric Loferski talks about standby generators; how they serve a household at a time of emergency when the power is off for an extended period. Eric shows us how these natural gas or propane powered engines are electrically tied to the house, and automatically start when needed. A basic guide for selecting the right sized standby generator for your home is shown, and Eric describes the Briggs & Stratton Vanguard Series engine that is popular with homeowners.

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How do you keep your family safe and comfortable during a power outage?

Have you noticed that prolonged power outages are occurring with increased frequency due to storms and an aging power grid?

A great way to keep your family safe and comfortable during a power outage is with an automatic standby generator system, more commonly referred to as a home generator.

The GE Home Generator System keeps homes running smoothly when the power is out, and can also save thousands of dollars compared to the cost of spoiled food, basement cleanup after a sump pump failure or a hotel stay.

• In 2012 wide-spread and lengthy power outages were caused by Hurricane Sandy and other powerful storm systems across the US.
• Many people were unprepared for these power outages.
• Installing an automatic home generator system is a great way to prepare before a power outage occurs.
• Automatic home generator systems are professionally installed outside the home and keep a home’s power on when a home’s primary power source goes out, allowing homeowners to run appliances like air conditioners, heaters, refrigerators, clothes washers/dryers and lights.

• Standby generators run on natural gas or liquid propane.

Many homeowners may want to know the difference between the two common generator types: portable generators and standby generators:

• Portable generators (the kind you purchase at the local hardware store & fueled by gasoline) work well as an immediate solution during a power outage. They can power a few of the most critical items and appliances, like a refrigerator, a TV and some lights.

• Standby generators, or home generators run on natural gas or liquid propane, and are permanently located on the property, separated from the house. New technology is making the standby generator more affordable for residents to power more of their home for less.

To learn more about the Briggs & Stratton GE Home Generator System’s benefits, tune in on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 am (ET/PT) as Eric Loferski talks about providing maximum comfort for a family during a power outage.


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