Generator Provides Back-Up for Storm Electric Outages
Schneider Electric and its Square D brand of residential products were included in two recent episodes of the syndicated “Bob Vila Home Again” television program featuring efforts to rebuild a home in Punta Gorda, Fla. that was completely destroyed last year by Hurricane Charley.
Headquartered in Palatine, Ill., Square D is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — the Supplier 100 of NAHB.
A Square D generator panel was among the products featured when Vila worked with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes FLASH) to rebuild the home using current technology and products specifically suited for potential hurricane areas, like storm-ready doors and fiberglass wallboard.
The Square D generator panel enables home owners to quickly and easily switch to generator power in the event of a utility outage. It also provides owners with the flexibility of choosing which applications in their home are supported by their back-up power source and to adjust these applications as needs change throughout the day.
“During a daytime power outage, you may want to run your air conditioning unit, but when things cool off at night you might want to do some laundry,” said Kim Hansen, Schneider Electric’s national account manager. “You’ve got a limited amount of power with a generator, and the generator panel gives you the ability to pick and choose what’s most important to you at any particular time.”
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