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When to Call an Electrician vs. Your Power Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 3:42:34 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Power Outage, residential electrician

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Your lights are flickering or your outlets are sparking. Whatever the case, you have an electrical issue that needs fixing.

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How Do Backup/Standby Generators Work?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2019 10:59:49 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac, Generators, Kohler

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As a Florida resident, you know heavy winds and rains knock over trees and power lines all the time— and you admit you could really benefit from a backup generator.

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How To Put Out An Electrical Fire

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Residential Electric, Electrical Fire, Electrical Safety

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Even if your home has smoke detectors, they’ll do nothing to extinguish a dangerous fire. If you’re cooking and grease ignites, water won’t help put it out. Or, if you have a faulty circuit breaker, a fire could begin to brew from your laundry room— out of sight.

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Choose SWFL Electric for your Residential Electrical Needs

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in residential electrician

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When it comes to your home, you might be surprised how many things run off of electric. From your water heater to your smoke detector, your house relies on many energy-powered systems to run smoothly.

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What to Do When Your Circuit Breaker Trips

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 5, 2018 3:25:43 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in circuit breakers

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We’ve all been there. Someone in your family is using the microwave, the mixer, the dishwasher’s running— suddenly when you go to blend a smoothie amongst the kitchen hustle, your power goes out.

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How Electric Car “Friendly” is Florida? Tax Credits, Benefits & EV Charging Station Locations

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electric Car

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We’ve been hearing the buzz about the electric car revolution for years, but America is still a long way from making a switch to charge-only vehicles. Or is it?

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Halogen, CFL & LED Light Bulbs: What’s the Difference & Are They Worth It?

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in CFL, Halogen, Light Bulbs, LED

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We’re all guilty of moving into a new house or apartment and just using the bulbs already there. Afterall, how big of an impact can switching out your lights really have?

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GFCI vs AFCI: Understanding Your Receptacles & Breakers

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 24, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel

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In the workforce alone, 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries occur from electrocution in the U.S. annually. Hundreds of “everyday” Americans suffer from electrical accidents each year too.

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Childproof Outlet Tips for Tamper Resistant Protection

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 23, 2018 10:25:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets, Child Safety, Electrical Safety

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Children are curious, and during the first few years of their development, they like to experiment. Unfortunately, shoving their fork into an outlet isn’t an experiment anyone wants to witness.

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Make the Switch: The Benefits of an Electric Tankless Water Heater

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2018 10:01:50 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Water Heater, Tankless Water Heater

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Are you still using a traditional tank storage water heater? Although this conventional system gets the job done, it might not be the best choice for heating your water.

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