One of the impressive features of the Kuppersmith Project house is the whole house standby generator we installed. Since this is an older neighborhood with overhead power lines, it’s more prone to power outages.

If the power to the house goes out, transfer switch automatically turns on the natural gas powered generator and switches the house over to the generator. In addition to transferring power, the Smart Switch monitors both the output of the generator and the power load from the house.

If the load becomes too great, the switch turns off power to one of the high energy using appliances in the house. Then, when the load goes down, the switch turns the appliance back on. That’s a big step from the old transfer switches people used to have!

Watch this video to find out more.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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