How a Home Generator Can Help Sell Your Home for Top Dollar

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Retractable glass walls. High ceilings. Quartzite countertops. Butler’s pantry. Spa bathroom. Smart home systems. 4-car garage. Barn, carriage house or in-law apartment. Home standby generators. All are luxury features found in high-end homes according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal

Inventory of luxury homes currently exceeds demand. To attract more buyers at high-end price points, sellers must invest in the right upgrades with innovative features. A home standby generator can help protect those home upgrades featured in The Wall Street Journal’s list of upgrades to sell your home for top dollar in the event of a power outage, but it also offers innovative features of its own such as quiet operation and low carbon footprint. A home standby generator turns on the moment an outage strikes to maintain power to appliances, smart home devices, security systems or even your entire home. 

According to our resident real estate expert Angel Piontek, Associate Broker and Vice President of Marketing at Coldwell Banker Elite in Fredericksburg, VA, homeowners who install a home generator will recoup half of their investment within the first year of ownership, making investing in a home standby generator a no-brainer. Additionally home standby generators also allow you to be a good neighbor during an outage, save money, and protect your home and family during the cold winter months

To find out if a home generator is right for you, visit homegenerators.cummins.com

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Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Cummins Technology and Innovation are Powering A World That’s Always On at Middle East Electricity 2019

With a power density of up to 2.0 MW from a 78L engine, which will be displayed on stand at Middle East Electricity, the HSK78G series offers reliable power no matter how extreme the fuel source or operating conditions.
With a power density of up to 2.0 MW from a 78L engine, which will be displayed on stand at Middle East Electricity, the HSK78G series offers reliable power no matter how extreme the fuel source or operating conditions.

Cummins Inc. will be introducing the new HSK78G natural gas generator series during the Middle East Electricity at the Dubai World Trade Center March 5-7, stand S3.D30.

With a power density of up to 2.0 MW from a 78L engine, which will be displayed on stand, the HSK78G series offers reliable power no matter how extreme the fuel source or operating conditions. This new series represents a bold step into the natural gas area for Cummins, showcasing new technology in a new engine that pushes new levels of efficiency, transient performance and gas variation well beyond former natural gas generators. 

The HSK78G generator models are suitable for a diverse set of industries from mining to manufacturing to shopping malls and hospitals, and have been designed to operate in extreme conditions while achieving a low total cost of ownership. The HSK78G models run cleaner whilst delivering a high electrical efficiency up to 44.2 percent (50 Hz) and 43.5 percent (60 Hz) on a wide range of pipeline natural gas down to 70 methane number (MN) without impacting power and efficiency output. 

Alongside the physical HSK78G engine showcased on stand, an interactive touchscreen will be available, allowing visitors to explore the complete HSK78G generator model in 360-degree mode, while learning more about the key features and benefits of this new series.

To complement this display, visitors will be able to step into the HSK78G Experience Pod room, which will take them through a journey of different extreme and urban environments from blistering hot deserts to cityscape settings to highlight the extreme capability of the HSK78G series.

For 100 years, Cummins’ technology has powered success around the world. The company’s comprehensive portfolio delivers innovative power projects and solutions for unique power needs. On stand, visitors will be able to discover a range of the company’s latest products, systems and components - all built with the quality and reliability that comes only from Cummins. 

The C2250D5 cut-away generator set will be showcased, available at 2250 kVA and powered by the heavy-duty Cummins diesel QSK60 HPI engine. This model delivers reliable power and fast response to load changes, making it an ideal choice for the commercial and industrial and data center markets.

The new 4BTAA3.3-G14 Coolpac generator set is the latest addition to the Cummins medium-duty B3.3 engine series. The Coolpac package performs well under severe duty cycle applications and has environmentally friendly exhaust emissions, 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius) cooling capability, low noise and high-power output per litre for best-in-class reliability.

The Cummins ‘There is a Difference’ kiosk showcased on stand will be displaying a four-minute video analyzing the critical differences in quality and performance between Genuine Cummins and non-genuine parts. 

Cummins is also displaying the Digital Master Control (DMC) 8000 remote monitoring simulator, a fully automatic, distributed logic controller suitable for remote applications, making it easier for users to integrate and adapt their varying power needs. The new DMC system can control diverse power sources such as solar, generator set and wind. With available remote access and monitoring, users can securely access the control system and view up to 90 days of data logging at anytime, anywhere. 

Alongside the DMC display, the Cummins Load Control Module (LCM) will be showcased. A load management controller, the LCM regulates loads on standby generators to maximize their power potential via a smart and cost-effective package deal for the light commercial building industry. On stand visitors will be able to experience a simulation in real-time of how all system components are monitored.

Find out more about Middle East Electricity 2019.

Adam Sidders Marketing Communications Leader Power Systems

Adam Sidders

Adam Sidders is the Marketing Communications Leader for the Power Systems Business Unit of Cummins Inc. Prior to joining Cummins in 2012 Adam worked in Financial Services for Europe’s largest independently owned insurer as their Marketing and Communications Manager. [email protected]

Alaskan Family Safely Endures 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake with Help from Cummins Generators

At 8:30 a.m. on November 30, 2018, a violent 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook Anchorage, Alaska, causing roads to collapse, walls to crack, power lines to fall and people to take cover.

While earthquakes are not uncommon in Alaska, the November tremor was the strongest to hit Alaska since 1964. It caused damage across the region – homes and buildings were damaged, roads and bridges were closed, fires erupted, and 32,000 people were left without power. To compound an already treacherous situation, the weather in Alaska in November can be unpredictable with temperatures frequently reaching subzero and only six to eight hours of daylight.

The Gorlick family of Big Lake, Alaska, a small lakeside community north of Anchorage, was one of the many affected by the powerful quake. Their home’s foundation dropped four inches from the impact. Their 100-foot steel boat dock twisted like a rubber band, and pilings lifted completely out of the frozen lake. Inside the Gorlick's home, pictures flew off the walls, shelves were left damaged or completely destroyed, the refrigerator toppled over, and dozens of family heirlooms and antiques were lost forever. In addition, the earthquake caused hundreds of cracks in the home's walls, left the home with severe foundation issues, and resulted in sidewalks in desperate need of repair.

The fear of reoccurring earthquakes haunted the family afterward. 

Despite the damage, the Gorlick’s power remained on with the help of two Cummins 20 kW home generators. One generator protected the home, while the other protected a detached workshop garage. After the earthquake caused the Gorlick's power to go out, the generators did their job and restored power to the home within just 10 seconds. This allowed the family to safely navigate their three-story dwelling, which was littered with glass shards, debris and other objects that would have otherwise made getting out of the house extremely difficult.

Other homes in the area didn't fare as well. Without power, some neighbors suffered from frozen and burst pipes, loss of water due to inoperable wells, and relied on flashlights to navigate in their homes. So the Gorlick's did what any good neighbors would do, opening their doors and providing their neighbors a safe and warm retreat until power was restored.

Anchorage Alaska Earthquake - Cummins Home Generators
The two Cummins Home Generators that provided backup power less than 10 seconds after the earthquake hit can be seen just outside the Gorlick's home. 

"I never expected an earthquake, but disasters happen. When the earthquake hit, our Cummins generators did their job flawlessly for nearly 20 hours until the outage was over and utility power was stable," said homeowner Terry Gorlick. 

While the initial earthquake happened in November, there have since been multiple aftershocks causing additional outages, and the generators have continued to operate.

"Being able to have heat, lights, the stove and refrigerator – while keeping my family and pets safe and comfortable – was worth every penny I spent."

Unlike hurricanes and snow storms, earthquakes can hit anywhere and without warning, causing fires, tsunamis, landslides, avalanches and infrastructure damage including power outages. A home standby generator, such as a Cummins QuietConnect, turns on automatically to protect your family in the event of a power outage, maintaining power to your entire home or just select appliances, lights, equipment such as sump pumps, wells, heating and air conditioning, and security systems. 

"As the former owner of an industrial company, I’ve used Cummins engines and generators professionally, so when I went to buy a generator for my home, I knew I wanted a Cummins," Gorlick added. "People don’t truly understand the importance of having a strong service and support network standing behind your generator. I was quite impressed with the Cummins distributor throughout the purchase and installation process and am more impressed following the earthquake. The service from Cummins has been fantastic...being a Cummins customer is like being part of the Cummins family."

Take the next steps in protecting your family by scheduling an in-home assessment with a Cummins-authorized dealer today. 

Additional Resources: 

Cummins Home Generators - Hurricane Preparedness Tips
Cummins Home Generators - Winter Storm Season Preparedness Tips
Cummins Home Generators - Portable or Standby Generator: Which Generator Is Right For You? 
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Cummins Inc.

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines from 2.8 to 95 liters, diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 3,500 kW, as well as related components and technology. Cummins serves its customers through its network of 600 company-owned and independent distributor facilities and more than 7,200 dealer locations in over 190 countries and territories.

Cummins PowerBox Achieves Quiet, Reliable Power for Telecom Leader Zain Jordan’s HQ

A Cummins C1675D5 generator set installed inside a 40’ sound-attenuated PowerBox container provides 1,500 kVA of reliable backup power for Zain's headquarters in Amman.
A Cummins C1675D5 generator set installed inside a 40’ sound-attenuated PowerBox container provides 1,500 kVA of reliable backup power for Zain's headquarters in Amman.

Zain Jordan introduced mobile phone services into the country in 1995. Part of the Zain Group, it has led the telecom sector by continuing to invest in new technologies and partnerships. With over 8,000 cell sites, Zain Jordan covers the entire kingdom.

Over the years, the communication landscape in Jordan has evolved through many other firsts from Zain: It was the first Middle Eastern operator to launch MMS, mobile data services and infotainment solutions, and the first to introduce WAP connectivity, 4G/LTE and mobile banking in Jordan. 

Zain's headquarters in Amman consists of three buildings, one of which houses the main data center and core equipment. Zain reconfigured the existing power sources for the two-story building by adding a new utility path and transformer. This required a new backup generator set for the utility.

S.E.T.I. Jordan Ltd., Cummins authorized distributor, provided the complete power solution from project design to installation of the generator set and switchgear, including special design and consultation for the generator foundation base. A Cummins C1675D5 generator set installed inside a 40’ sound-attenuated PowerBox container provides 1,500 kVA of reliable backup power for the utility in the second path of electricity.

Zain Jordan has been a customer of Cummins since 2004 with around 60 installed generator sets. Cummins is also the power provider at hundreds of other Zain installations in the region, including mobile base stations and the Kuwait headquarters. Cummins’ ability to meet unique requirements of the project, such as low noise and vibration levels with the PowerBox, along with S.E.T.I. Jordan’s capabilities in delivering the complete turnkey solution of supply, installation, testing and commissioning in addition to aftersales and service capabilities, are key features of the partnership with Zain.

Besides being a pioneer in the telecom sector, Zain is known for being a corporate leader in social and economic advancements. The first-of-its-kind Zain Innovation Campus (ZINC) has been recognized internationally for its work in supporting entrepreneurs and startups with the latest technologies and access to mentors, coaches, peers and global business incubator strategic partners. Zain has also been awarded for its contributions to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community by connecting these customers with the world through innovative technologies.

Anisha George

As a Marketing Communications Specialist, Anisha is part of the Africa Middle East ABO supporting marketing, communications and event management for power generation marketing. Anisha joined Cummins Middle East in 2009 to support the Administration team in a temporary role. She gained more industry experience working in the event management field before joining back in 2011. Her previous role in Cummins Middle East include Marketing Assistant where she supported special events and marketing activities. Anisha has a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Commerce & Marketing, followed by a diploma in Event Management & Innovative Marketing.

Lahore’s First Corporate Business Hub Backed with 4 MW Cummins Power System

A 4 MW reliable power system from Cummins is the source of backup power for the first designated corporate business hub of Lahore, Pakistan.
A 4 MW reliable power system from Cummins is the source of backup power for the first designated corporate business hub of Lahore, Pakistan.

A 4 MW reliable power system from Cummins is the source of backup power for the first designated corporate business hub of Lahore, Pakistan.

Opposite the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Business Hub boasts a state-of-the-art building design to facilitate a corporate community of Lahore. Established more than 60 years ago by allotting just 76.2 acres of land, DHA Lahore today comprises eight phases spread over 8,796 acres, with more phases planned. In all its projects, DHA Lahore aims to develop modern, urban communities that are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and promote health, education, entertainment and religious harmony.

The sales and engineering teams at Cummins authorized distributor Orient Energy Systems Pvt Ltd (OES) delivered excellent customer support to King Crete Builders, a new customer based in Lahore, from system design to installing the units – 4 x Cummins 1400D5 generator sets – 25 feet below ground level in basement no. 2. In addition, fuel efficiency and advanced control systems from the Cummins solution save the customer both time and money, giving peace of mind through proven system architecture.

 

Anisha George

As a Marketing Communications Specialist, Anisha is part of the Africa Middle East ABO supporting marketing, communications and event management for power generation marketing. Anisha joined Cummins Middle East in 2009 to support the Administration team in a temporary role. She gained more industry experience working in the event management field before joining back in 2011. Her previous role in Cummins Middle East include Marketing Assistant where she supported special events and marketing activities. Anisha has a Bachelor’s degree specializing in Commerce & Marketing, followed by a diploma in Event Management & Innovative Marketing.

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