One of the key pieces of equipment that makes an automatic standby generator, like the one we’re installing on the Kuppersmith Project house, work seamlessly is the transfer switch. While it may look like any other electrical box on the outside, the transfer switch is really a high-tech electronics device that determines the priorities on how power is routed from the generator to various circuits in your home when the electricity goes out.

The transfer switch ensures that the change from power supplied by the utility company to electricity coming from the backup generator is as smooth as possible. Watch this video to find out more.

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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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