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Standby Generator Brings Security to the Kuppersmith Project House

One of the impressive features of the Kuppersmith Project house is the whole house standby generator from Generac we installed. Since this is an older neighborhood with overhead power lines, it’s more prone to power outages.

If the power to the house goes out, the Nexus Smart Switch™ automatically turns on the natural gas powered generator and switches the house over to the generator. In addition to transferring power, the Smart Switch monitors both the output of the generator and the power load from the house.

If the load becomes too great, the Smart Switch turns off power to one of the high energy using appliances in the house. Then, when the load goes down, the Smart Switch turns the appliance back on. That’s a big step from the old transfer switches people used to have!

Watch this video to find out more.

2 Comments on “Standby Generator Brings Security to the Kuppersmith Project House”

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  1. Cheryl Lavallais Says:
    October 4th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I have all electric in my house so how would my standby generator run? Would I have to add nat gas to my house?

  2. Official Comment:

    Ben Erickson Says:
    November 29th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Cheryl,
    Whole house generators usually run on natural gas or liquid propane gas. So you would have to either run a natural gas line to your house or put in a liquid propane tank. Natural gas is usually costs a lot less than propane, so if it’s available, that would probably be your best choice.