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Rheem, Briggs & Stratton partner on generator program

April 17th, 2007

To offer consumers the most advanced home standby generator technology available, Rheem Manufacturing and Briggs & Stratton have announced an agreement to offer a Rheem-branded standby generator program through its HVAC distribution network.

The announcement stems from the sweeping winter weather-related power outages throughout the nation, and in the face of predictions for an above-average hurricane season. Projections show a 64% chance of at least one major hurricane hitting the U.S. mainland in 2007 (University of Colorado).

This new turnkey residential standby generator program combines Briggs & Stratton’s product development, manufacturing and generator expertise with Rheem’s extensive HVAC sales, installation, service and parts distribution network.

Equipped with a whole-house power management system, the premium Rheem home back-up power generator system incorporates advanced computer controls that efficiently and quietly manage the same essential, high-wattage appliances as a larger liquid-cooled standby generator nearly twice its size while using less fuel. Plus, it does so at a significantly reduced cost.

HVAC systems and home standby power installations require many of the same professional skills and disciplines, from sizing and installation to service and support.
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“Proper selection and installation of central heating and cooling products requires extensive training and industry expertise,” said Art Berg, Rheem Heating & Air’s parts marketing manager. “Central comfort systems are different for every home, so for them to function safely and efficiently requires a trained professional. The same is true for standby power generator installations. So consumers looking for a worry-free, turnkey home standby power generator installation should demand expert service, the type of service they’ve come to expect from the Rheem brand distribution network.”

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