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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 Home Generators, Power Outage, Generators, Commercial Electric

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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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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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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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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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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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