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New Connect Series Generator Sets From Cummins Power Generation Provide Backup Power For Homeowners When Weather Interrupts Utility Power. (Photo: Business Wire)

It seems as if Old Man Winter has the entire country in its icy grip this year, with no letup in sight. Wave after wave of ice storms, blizzards and freezing cold have battered the East Coast from New England to Atlanta, creating a record year of power outages, school closings, stranded commuters, trapped homeowners and overall gridlock in places that typically don’t experience this kind of severe winter weather. Being without electrical power in dangerously low temps and with impassable roads can be inconvenient, costly and even dangerous.
Generator sets from Cummins Power Generation make backup power easy for residential applications. (P ...

Generator sets from Cummins Power Generation make backup power easy for residential applications. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The U.S. is enduring winter weather and power outages unlike anything most of us have ever experienced. In extended power outages, homeowners face inconveniences as well as safety concerns and even possible financial losses,” said Vivek S. Malapati, Segment Leader - Residential and Light Commercial for Cummins Power Generation, “Being prepared is the key to solving power supply issues during severe weather. A proactive homeowner who wants the peace of mind and safety that come with reliable electric power should consider installing a permanent standby generator.”

Why install a permanent standby power system?

First and foremost, a permanently installed system is automatic. Once the utility power goes out a backup system is already in place and begins working within seconds. No waiting in lines for equipment, fuel and other potentially limited resources, and then taking it home to get it up and running…and that’s if the roads are open.

A typical residential standby power system consists of a fuel supply, a generator set and an automatic transfer switch (ATS) that connects to a home’s electric service panel. The fuel supply for the generator is usually a natural gas or propane. When the ATS detects a loss of utility power, it commands the generator to start. Then, the ATS switches the home from the utility to the generator, and the generator begins delivering power to the home’s distribution panel.

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