Homeowners Can Enter to Win a KOHLER Generator During The Great Hurricane Blowout Winner of best power-loss story will receive a KOHLER standby generator from FLASH

KOHLER, Wis., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kohler® Generators, a premium manufacturer and marketer of world-class generators and automatic transfer switches, welcomes homeowners to share their power-loss stories for a chance to win a KOHLER standby generator and automatic transfer switch. Participants can enter The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes' (FLASH) fourth annual Great Hurricane Blowout sweepstakes at http://www.greathurricaneblowout.org/generator.php by Nov. 30, 2013.

"For the past four years, Kohler Generators has partnered with FLASH on the Great Hurricane Blowout, an initiative to educate families about preparing for hurricanes and the role standby power plays in being ready for the next big storm," said Melanie Tydrich, senior channel manager of residential generator products at Kohler Co. "Homeowners with a compelling power loss story, or reason why they need a generator, are invited to enter the sweepstakes to win a KOHLER standby generator."

After typing in their name, address, birth date, email and phone number, potential winners are asked to answer, in 25 words or less, how a standby generator would help their family. Complete contest rules can be found at http://www.greathurricaneblowout.org/docs/GreatHurricaneBlowoutSweepstakesRules.pdf.

The sweepstakes prize is a 20-kilowatt (model 20RESAL) KOHLER standby generator and transfer switch, which is the company's most popular residential unit. The standby generator is fully automatic and permanently installed outside with a direct connection to a home's electrical system, similar to a central air-conditioning unit. It runs on propane or natural gas and is connected to the home's fuel lines, meaning the homeowner does not have to be physically present to start up the generator and fuel it.

The standby generator works in tandem with an automatic transfer switch that continuously monitors utility power. When power is lost from the utility, the switch automatically transfers the electrical load to the standby generator. The transfer of power to the standby generator usually takes 10 seconds or less.

The 20-kilowatt KOHLER standby generator can power critical and sophisticated appliances and systems in a home, including lights, heating/cooling systems, refrigerators, sump pumps, security systems, electronics and more. Depending on the size, a standby generator can power an entire home or a few key devices like a set of lights, a refrigerator and/or an air-conditioning unit.

About FLASH 
Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)®, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. FLASH collaborates with more than 100 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of making America a more disaster-resistant nation including: BASF, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot®, International Code Council, Kohler® Generators, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, RenaissanceRe, Simpson Strong-Tie®, State Farm™, USAA® and WeatherPredict Consulting Inc. In 2008, FLASH opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes® in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and gain access to its free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org or calling (877) 221- SAFE (7233). Also, get timely safety tips to ensure that you and your family are always well protected from natural and manmade disasters by subscribing to the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.

About Kohler Power Systems
Kohler Power Systems is a division of Kohler Co., and provides complete power systems, including generators (residential, industrial and marine), automatic transfer switches, switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler Power Systems has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920. For more information on home/light commercial generators, individuals can visit www.kohlergenerators.com or www.facebook.com/kohlergenerators.

About Kohler Co. 
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America's oldest and largest privately held companies. KOHLER is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home interiors, and an international host to award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

SOURCE Kohler Co.



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