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Generating Peace of Mind

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2018 4:35:02 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Residential Electric

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You’re the kind of person who understands the importance of preparedness. You’ve seen a hurricane or five, and you know that you have your food and water supply, your medications, your evacuation plan, and your first aid kit. Your pets are microchipped. Your tires are full. Your important computer files are backed up. And your standby generator is ready to go.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Electrical Projects

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets

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When you own a home, there are many times when doing the job yourself can save you some money instead of hiring the project out. That said, it’s important to remember that you don’t want to do a job bigger than you can handle.

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How a Kohler Generator Can Save Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Kohler

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If you own a business, one of your biggest concerns is not just losing money, but also spending money where you don’t need to.  We all remember Hurricane Irma, September 2017’s catastrophic storm. After the storm, 99% of the population of Florida was without power. It took almost two weeks before the power companies reestablished power and even towards the end of September, there were still more than 70,000 outages in the state.

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Before You Buy a Portable Generator: Read This

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2017 10:39:23 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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Purchasing a portable generator has been a priority for many residents of Florida. There are so many options out there, and determining which generator is most suitable for your needs can be confusing and overwhelming.

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What Size Generator Do I Need to Power My House During an Outage?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2017 10:27:17 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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In September, Hurricane Irma threw the Southwest Florida area into a panic as the reality of the necessity of hurricane preparedness and power outage preparedness became all too evident.

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Preparing NOW for a Hurricane or Severe Weather

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 9, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Commercial Electric, Residential Electric

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Southwest Florida has already experienced a significant hurricane this season, but it doesn’t mean that it’s time to let your guard down. The potential for severe weather is still present. With that in mind, it’s important that you take the necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe and out of harm’s way. It’s best to think of preparations now, because if your mind is in a fog, the opportunity to be ready for a severe storm could be mist!

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Electrical Safety Tips For Fall

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 23, 2017 11:27:46 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets

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Even though we don’t see the leaves change here in Southwest Florida– and let’s be real, the temperature either— the seasons are soon changing. This usually signifies that it’s time to start seasonal maintenance work to your home and yard, not to mention the impending busy holiday season. Southwest Florida Electric, along with the Electrical Safety Foundation want to remind you to keep electrical safety in mind as you make your way through your Fall to-do list. Here are some great tips to keep in mind.

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Generac Named as a top Home Standby Generators for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac

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While Southwest Florida is absolutely breathtaking year-round, severe weather can quickly become an issue during hurricane season, causing unwelcome power outages and making generators a necessity for any home.This is why it’s important to choose the right generator—without one, you may be left in the dark.

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DIY Portable Generator Repair Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac

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Whether you use your portable generator at home, the office, or for camping, the last thing you want is for it to fail when you need it the most. Especially in cases of severe weather when it’s important that your generator does its job flawlessly.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Generac Generators

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac

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Hurricane season is upon us, so you are probably thinking about assembling your hurricane kit, checking batteries in the flashlights, stashing them anywhere you can think of – you know, just in case the area finds itself on a first name basis with a tropical storm and your power goes out.

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