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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.
“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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