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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 Generators, Generac, Standby Generators, Home 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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Kohler Generator vs Generac Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 2:19:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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This past hurricane season, Irma gave Southwest Florida a not so gentle reminder of the importance of hurricane preparedness. When making your hurricane preparedness plan this year, you may be considering adding a generator to your list. But which brand should you choose?

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What To Do When your Generator Needs Repair

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2018 12:39:13 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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As spring wears on and summer approaches, Southwest Florida thunderstorms start rolling through more regularly and the potential for a power outage increases. Making sure your generator is in good working order is high priority.

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Getting Homes Ready for the Migration Back North

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Residential Electric, Generators, fort myers electrician

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If you call Southwest Florida your home for the winter, but head North for the rest of the year, you know there’s lots to think about before migrating North in the spring. Here’s a list of some things you’ll want to be sure to check off before making the trek.

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How a Kohler Generator Can Save Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Generac, 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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Could you survive a month or more without power?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Commercial Electric, Generators, Power Outage, Home Generators

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In the wake of Hurricane Irma last year, millions of Floridians were left without power. For thousands, the power outages lasted for more than a week. Thousands of residents of Puerto Rico still had no electricity when Christmas arrived, more than three months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island.

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Generating Peace of Mind

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

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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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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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