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Jaron Henkel


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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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Generators That Keep the Lights on During Hurricane Season

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 2:51:59 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators

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Don’t be left in the dark this hurricane season! Southwest Florida Electric offers a wide variety of generators, so you won’t find yourself fumbling through the dark for a flashlight. What’s the right solution for you and your budget? Read on as we discuss just a few of the types of generators we carry to help you decide which is best for your needs.

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Where Should You Place Electrical Outlets in Your New Home?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 13, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Outlets

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Compared to the various decisions that need to be made when building a new home, electrical outlet locations may be treated as a small (and possibly forgettable) detail. However, the detail won’t seem so small once you’re in your new home and realize the placement of your electrical outlets doesn’t work well with your furniture plan, or worse, there aren’t enough to meet your needs.

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The 411 on Surge Protection

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 12:11:26 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Surge Protection

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Surge Protection. While it isn’t the most thrilling topic when it comes to home improvement, surge protection is incredibly important and is something every homeowner should know about. If not, the lack of information can prove not just costly, but dangerous.

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