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Jaron Henkel


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What To Look For When Choosing an Electrician

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 27, 2017 12:17:40 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in fort myers electrician

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An electrician’s work is very important; if it’s not done well, it could result in very serious issues that could endanger you and your family. How can you be sure that you’ve chosen the right electrician for the job? Here are some important factors to consider when the time comes to hire someone to do electrical work for your home in Southwest Florida.

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How to Choose a Generator Size When You’re In the Dark

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 9:10:18 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators

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The power’s out. Again. You and your family are sitting in darkness, unable to charge your electronics, run your air conditioner (a must in southwest Florida in the summer!), use your stove, and, oh yes— your refrigerator full of food is about to spoil. You’ve had enough! It’s time to invest in a backup generator!

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Top Considerations Prior to Purchasing a Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators

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You’ve decided it’s time to purchase a generator; as a resident of Southwest Florida, land of the hurricanes, it’s a smart thing to have on hand. You’ll be delighted when you’re charging your phone, cooking dinner, and doing a load of laundry while the rest of your block is in the dark after the next storm makes landfall.

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Why Your Southwest Florida Home Needs a Standby Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 30, 2017 12:14:04 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators

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As a resident of Southwest Florida, you understand that hurricanes are a fact of life. And you know that hurricanes will possibly result in power outages that can last for hours, if not days—or even weeks! You know that you need to stock up on water, food, and batteries when the hurricane is coming, but what about a generator? Let’s look at the ways that owning a generator impacted one homeowner’s hurricane experience.

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Don’t Get Tangled Up with Outdoor Home Lighting

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in home wiring

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Setting the mood, illuminating your home’s best features, adding an element of security to the property - there are many reasons why you might invest in outdoor home lighting.

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How to Change a Parking Lot Light

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 20, 2016 10:55:07 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Parking Lot Lights

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Short answer; you call us!

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4 Tips for Maintaining your Home Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators

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It’s the eleventh hour. The cone of uncertainty is no longer uncertain. The weatherman verifies the hurricane will be bearing down on your community in just a matter of hours. You gather up all your extension cords. You get your generator out of the garage and give it a pull-start just to make sure it works… nothing. You try again… nothing. You try again… nothing.

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Why you should choose a standby generator for your southwest Florida home

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators

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Just this fall, Hurricane Matthew stormed through the Caribbean and smashed into the eastern seaboard. Although Southwest Florida was lucky enough to almost entirely avoid the storm, cities like St. Augustine lost beaches, roads, and electricity during the storm’s surge.

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Parking Lot Lights are Never out of Reach

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Parking Lot Lights

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It’s best not to keep your customers in the dark… especially if they are walking through your parking lot at night. After all, this is southwest Florida - there are snakes, gators, and all kinds of creepy crawlers. For the sake of your employees and customers, use a commercial electrician to maintain every aspect of your business’ lighting.

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How to Keep Your Home Cool After a Hurricane

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators

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Although people in southwest Florida never have to see a snowflake, the summer months bear their own threat: tropical storms and hurricane seasons. This looming fear came to fruition in 2005 with Hurricane Wilma. This hurricane made landfall right in the heart of southwest Florida causing billions of dollars in damage and disabling residents’ electricity for as long as 15 days.

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