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What Size Generator Do I Need to Power My House During an Outage?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 11, 2022 4:30:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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The Southwest Florida area flies into a panic every hurricane season — with good reason. Homes are frequently left without power for days on end and the hope of being prepared “for the next big one” has evolved into a necessity. 

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LED vs Traditional Lighting Solutions

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Light Bulbs

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Many homeowners are interested in reducing their monthly electricity bill, but aren’t sure where to get started. You have a number of options, and yet, it can be as simple as changing the kind of lightbulbs used. 

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6 Signs of Faulty Electrical Wiring

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 18, 2021 1:30:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Surge Protection, Electrical Outlets, Residential Electric

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Whether you are moving into a different home and want to give your old electrical wiring a good once-over, it’s always wise to routinely inspect your house for poor wiring. Natural wear and tear can lead to your electrical wires’ deterioration or poor workmanship in the past could lead to problems today, putting you and your family at risk.

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How to Pick the Right Commercial Generator for Your Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2021 5:07:19 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generac, Generators, Commercial Electric, Briggs & Statton, Cummins Generator

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Was your business left in the dark during that last hurricane? Florida business owners know that tropical storms and thunderstorms are to be expected during storm season, but sometimes, bad weather strikes at the worst time.

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The RIGHT Way to Install a Dimmer Switch

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 28, 2021 4:54:19 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in home wiring, Light Switches, Electrical Safety

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Dimmer switches provide a number of benefits for your home or office, including ambient lighting, creating a relaxed environment, and reducing cost by conserving energy

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Could you survive a month or more without power?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Power Outage, Generators, Commercial Electric

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In Florida, major hurricanes can leave millions without power. After storms like Hurricane Irma, 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. That left a lot of people asking, do I need a generator?

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Why Your Southwest Florida Home Needs a Standby Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2021 3:48:00 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? 

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Kohler vs. Generac Generators: How their Portable & Home Standbys Stack Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 17, 2021 1:24:10 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, fort myers electrician, Generac, Kohler, How Do Generators Work, Generator Size

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When making your hurricane preparedness plan this year, you may be considering adding a generator to your list. 

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6 Reasons Florida Homeowners Love Kohler Generators

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2021 10:18:54 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Kohler

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Here in Southwest Florida, you don’t want to be caught without backup power come hurricane season. 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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8 Questions to Ask Before Purchasing a Portable Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2021 2:42:09 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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With all of our hurricanes and storms, purchasing a generator is practically a requirement of being a Florida resident. 

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