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What Size Generator Do I Need? Whole House Generator Sizing Made Easy

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 12:33:07 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generator Size

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You’ve decided that you’re ready to invest in a standby generator, or a permanent unit capable of powering your essentials during an outage. 

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Best Home Standby/Backup Generator Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 2:13:26 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generator Fuel, Generator Size

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If you’re in the market for a generator, you’ve come to the right place. You probably have a full list of questions, including, “What size generator do I need? Which fuel type is better: natural gas vs. liquid propane? What brand should I trust?”

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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 Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac, 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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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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