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How Long Can a Generator Last? Factors that Influence Runtime

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 12:37:36 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Standby Generators, Power Outage, Generators

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Ah, the ultimate question, “How long can my generator run?”

The truth is: there’s no simple answer to this inquiry. There are a number of factors that will influence how long your generator will continuously run after its fired up as well as its lifetime before ultimately calling it quits. 

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When to Call an Electrician vs. Your Power Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 3:42:34 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Power Outage, residential electrician

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Your lights are flickering or your outlets are sparking. Whatever the case, you have an electrical issue that needs fixing.

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Protecting Your Home During Thunderstorms

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2018 9:12:29 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Power Outage, Electrical Fire, Thunder Storm, Power Surge, Lightning

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Anyone who lives in Florida knows one thing for certain— we get some nasty thunderstorms.

When severe weather hits, it helps to be properly prepared. Whether it’s taking precautionary outdoor measures or safeguarding inside, there are number of things to consider to protect your home and family.

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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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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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