Residential Back-Up Generators a Growing Trend
With electronic power blackouts in the news, builders have an opportunity to increase their business by installing back-up generators in their homes, according to Eaton/Cutler-Hammer.
Headquartered in Cleveland, Eaton/Cutler-Hammer is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — the Supplier 100 of NAHB.
Cutler-Hammer, together with Briggs & Stratton, offers two automatic generator systems for the home. According to the manufacturer, the systems use advanced electronics to continuously monitor the availability of normal power. The generators turn on automatically, in seconds, if there is an interruption in power and shut down when the power is restored.
The systems are quiet, says Cutler-Hammond, and include an automatic weekly exercise function to ensure that they remain in excellent working condition.