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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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How to Plan Your Home Renovation Wiring and Lighting

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Panels, home wiring

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Renovating and remodeling are no small undertakings. After all, you want your dream home to be perfect for you. Determining a layout design, choosing colors, and picking materials are tough enough without the added pressure of electrical plans.

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Are You Due For an Electrical Panel Upgrade?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Panels, fort myers electrician

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What’s an Electrical Panel and Why Does it Matter, Anyway?

“What even is an electrical panel?” you ask? Think of the electrical system of your home like the body’s circulatory system. The electrical panel is like the heart, “pumping” electricity throughout your home.  

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Tips for Surviving a Summer Power Outage in Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 3:14:19 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Power Outage

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Summer is coming! In Southwest Florida, that means scorching heat, afternoon thunderstorms, and the inevitable blackout. What’s a Florida homeowner to do? Well, first of all, don’t panic.

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Why a Generac Standby Generator is the Superior Choice for Your Southwest Florida Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 24, 2017 11:21:21 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Generac

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As a southwest Florida homeowner, if you don’t already have a backup generator, you’re most likely in the market for one. Most people can’t afford to go hours--sometimes days--without power every time a storm hits. If you aren’t sold on a particular brand, let us tell you why we think Generac is the best choice for your home.

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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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