Smaller is Smarter

| by Mike Gersmeyer
Smaller is Smarter

Not all home standby generators are created equal. With cutting-edge advancements, standby generators offer homeowners more flexible placement options and are more aesthetically pleasing. Today’s home standby generators are smaller and smarter than ever before.

Smaller Units

The new 8-10 kilowatt¹ Home Generator System from GE offers a space-saving design that has the smallest footprint of its class. Generators of this size are ideal for small- to medium-sized properties and are a natural fit for homes on tight lot lines. While small in stature, the compact 10 kW standby generator has one of the highest power outputs per square inch of footprint in its kilowatt class.

Flexible Placement Options

Tested against the rigorous National Fire Protection Agency 37 standard, these home standby generators can potentially be placed as close as 18 inches from the home². This offers homeowners more flexible placement options and makes installation easier and more affordable.

Design Advancements

Design innovations recently introduced across the standby product category are making for more functional and aesthetically pleasing units. All home standby products have enclosures made from the same rust-resistant, durable Galvanneal steel that is found in the automotive industry. They also feature an advanced powder coat paint process that results in protection against chipping and abrasions.

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Not for Prime Power or use where standby systems are legally required, for serious life safety or health hazards, or where lack of power hampers rescue of fire-fighting operations.

¹ This generator is rated in accordance with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) 2200 (stationary engine generator assemblies) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) standard C22.2 No. 100-04 (motors and generators).

² Installations must strictly comply with all applicable codes, industry standards, laws, regulations and provided installation manual. Running engines give off carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, poisonous gas so it is important to keep exhaust away from any windows, doors, ventilation intakes or crawl spaces. The installation manual contains specific instructions related to generator placement in addition to NFPA 37, including the requirement that carbon monoxide detectors be installed and maintained in your home.

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