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What is a Standby Generator?

Simply put, a standby generator is a permanent fixture installed outside of your home by a licensed contractor. It runs on either liquid propane or natural gas to automatically send back up power to your home a power outage or blackout.

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Understanding Home Standby Generators

The most important thing to remember when learning about whole house generators is that, once installed, owning a standby is simple. Yearly generator maintenance is needed to ensure your generator is ready in the event of a power outage, your GE Dealer will be able to help set up a maintenance schedule. GE Generators also offers easy to use wireless monitoring systems to ensure you always know how your generator is performing.

GE offers one-of-a-kind power management system Symphony® II, which includes the automatic transfer switch and modules. Symphony® II Power Management allows you to manage and prioritize the use of up to 8 high wattage appliances. When the lights go out, the transfer switch provides the comfort of a seamless transition of electricity to your home. All together, it is just one more reason to learn more about standby generators sizing, installation, cost & financing options.

Steps to Standby

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