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Standby Generator Power Facts by GE Home Generator Systems


Standby Generator Power Facts by GE Home Generator Systems

Do you want to make sure your lights stay on, your food remains fresh, and your home stays warm, even during the toughest weather conditions and power outages? Home generators are becoming more efficient, affordable, and compact solutions to give you the backup power that you and your family need. Here are a few generator facts you will need to help you make the best choice for your home power solution.

Efficient and Small Generators

Home generators by GE feature innovative power management technology that prioritizes your most important appliances, giving you efficient performance from a smaller generator. Smaller standby generators mean less fuel consumption.

GE’s 10kW1 has the smallest generator footprint on the market. GE generators are also covered in a durable, all-weather coating to minimize corrosion, protecting your investment and giving it a lower profile.


A Professional to Install Generator

GE generators are installed by a licensed electrician or contractor. Rather than being wired circuit by circuit like traditional backup power systems, GE standby generators are equipped with smart Symphony II® Power Management Systems. This uses remote high wattage control modules to communicate over your home’s existing wiring, determining which appliances need power most and minimizing installation costs. Modules can be added as your home and family’s needs change.

Standby generators by GE are fueled by liquid propane or natural gas.

To learn more about generator installation, browse Installation 101.


What Appliances Can Home Generators Power?

Home standby generators keep your life from being interrupted, no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. From sump pumps to keep your basement dry to washing machines, computers, and air conditioners, GE generators can power it all. Backup generator power is just as safe as what normally comes out of your wall socket. For more expensive or sensitive electronics like laptops or microwaves running off an outlet, invest in a good surge protector to guard against small influxes of power as electricity is generated. 

Learn what appliances our generators can keep up and running by checking out our FAQ and product pages. Not sure of the right generator for you? Find out your power needs with GE’s generator sizing guide.

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1This 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)