Mike Gersmeyer Mike Gersmeyer is the product manager for the Standby Power division at Briggs & Stratton. He has more than 17 years of product development experience in outdoor power equipment, consumer products, paper machinery, and automotive. Gersmeyers previous roles at Briggs & Stratton have included program management and engineering management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of WisconsinMadison and an MBA from Northwestern Universitys Kellogg School.
As a society, we become more “plugged-in” every day. So, now more than ever, a home without power can bring a family’s daily routine to a standstill in just a few minutes.
Sponsored by the National Weather Service, Hurricane Preparedness Week is a seven-day campaign that raises awareness of the potential damage hurricanes can cause.
Early-winter power outages are already pockmarking the country. If a recent Harris Poll is any indication, homeowners have a pretty well defined list of household items they miss most while toughing out a power outage without a backup power solution.
Homeowners can finally follow a simple path when searching for the right-sized and best standby generator system for their homes. Those who have endured prolonged power outages without reliable backup power solutions definitely know they don’t want to go through...
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Once a homeowner decides that they want to purchase a standby generator system to provide reliable backup power to the home in the event of a power outage, installation of that system can raise numerous questions for the homeowner.
Oftentimes, the purchase process of a standby generator system can be overwhelming for homeowners — there are many details to work through and steps to complete. But luckily for homeowners, a local professional can be tapped to lead them through every step.
A recent report issued by the White House discusses the country’s aging power grid. The report is hard to fathom, but it’s worth sharing.
As strong weather patterns have seemed to become more prevalent throughout the country in recent years, I’ve found homeowners now have a fairly good understanding that there are ways to keep a home’s lights and appliances powered even if utility...
It’s a really important time each year for us in the backup power industry because we know the impact a power outage can cause an unprepared family.
Only about three percent of all homes in the country have a standby generator installed, yet power outages cost Americans $150 billion annually, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2009...
Standby generator manufacturers are constantly designing more technologically advanced backup power systems. These advancements offer a smarter, more valuable product for homeowners — and a more attractive add-on for builders.
Expert predictions are suggesting a below average hurricane season for the Atlantic Coast this year and a recent forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting...
According to a new survey of U.S. adults, it doesn’t take long for most to consider a power outage a major disruption of their daily lives.
May 25 marks the start of Hurricane Preparedness Week. Sponsored by the National Weather Service, Hurricane Preparedness Week is a seven-day campaign that raises awareness of the potential damage hurricanes can cause.
When it comes to incorporating certain home projects as a builder, timing is everything. Or, at the very least, timing can improve the overall cost and ease of some projects.
Home remodeling and improvement projects increase home value and are well worth the effort as many recoup more than 50 percent of their cost upon project completion. And for the first time since 2007, home remodeling costs are trending in a positive direction for homeowners.
For homeowners in the north looking to purchase and install a standby generator, the winter season can be more of a waiting game than anything else.
Powered by a homes natural gas or liquid propane fuel source, standby generators offer families peace of mind during emergency situations by providing a continuous supply of power. A standby generator, sometimes referred to as a home generator, enables homeowners...
October is the heart of hurricane season along the countrys coasts. At the same time, the heartland is on the cusp of another winter season. Mother Natures fury could be pounding much of the country in the next few months, so its an important time to be thinking about how to keep a home prepared to endure the elements.