With all of our hurricanes and storms, purchasing a generator is practically a requirement of being a Florida resident.
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.
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. Unfortunately, in the real world, things happen. Filters break, fuel lines clog and pull cords tear.
Next thing you know, your small but mighty backup generator is having delays starting, is rattling or isn’t firing up at all!
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.
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 the inside, there are a number of considerations that can help to protect your home and family.
Does it seem like you’re constantly relamping your parking lot lights? Or maybe you’re looking for bulbs with better energy efficiency to lower your business electricity bills and have fewer maintenance woes.
Either way, you may be looking to get rid of your old lot lights— specifically, to replace your current lamps with high-performance LEDs.
This leaves you with two options: either completely replace your parking lot lighting units or retrofit your current fixtures with LED hardware.
When it comes to making money on rental properties, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
First, you want to invest in a long-lasting home or apartment that will require minimal maintenance for you as the landlord. Second, you want to invest in renovations that will increase your property’s value, promising higher resale value and allowing you to charge higher rent costs.
What kind of electrical panel do you have? If you’re like most homeowners, you aren’t even sure!
But we'll let you in on a little secret: if your home was built before 1990, you may have an outdated electrical panel.
Electrical panels are specifically designed with safety in mind. They prevent too much power from flowing to the same area at once and overheating or causing a fire. But many panels installed before 1990 were recalled for their potential safety hazards.
Most homeowners only think about their electrical panel when a breaker trips and they have to mosie out to the garage to reset it.
But your electrical panel is the “nerve center” or your home’s electrical systems. All of your outlets are powered through this one central hub. And like nearly everything in life, your electrical panel has a lifespan.
The lights simply turn on and our refrigerator just runs. Electricity plays such a common role in our everyday lives that we take it for granted.
As you read this article, count all the devices running on electricity all around you. We bet there are at least a dozen things connected to power just within eyesight...