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5 Smart Improvements to Increase Your Rental Property Income

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2021 9:22:43 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in residential electrician

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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.

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4 Types of Old & Recalled Electrical Panels that Should Immediately be Replaced

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Panels

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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But we'll let you in on a little secret: if your home was built before 1990, you may have an outdated electrical panel.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.

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The Dangers of Not Replacing an Old, Outdated Electrical Panel

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2021 9:49:32 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Electrical Safety

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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.

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10 Home Electrical Safety Tips

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2021 7:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in fort myers electrician, Residential Electric, safety

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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...

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4 Benefits to Upgrading Your Home’s Surge Protection System

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Surge Protection

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If you’re like most of the homeowners we help, you’re suddenly interested in surge protection because you ran into an issue during the last power outage. That wicked hurricane fried your charging phone or computer and now you’re determined to prevent it from happening again!

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How to Winterize Your Home for Your Extended Florida Escape: The Snowbird’s Ultimate Checklist

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in fort myers electrician, Generators, Residential Electric

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‘Tis the season when the great Sunshine State welcomes an influx of Northern snowbirds, eager to escape the chilly winter by heading south. 

As soon as the temperature begins to drop, these retirees pack up their bags and say “see ya in a few months!” to their summer home. Ready for warm weather, these nomads typically stay in Florida from November/December through March/April— or as long as the North sees ice and snow.

Four to six months is a long time to leave your home unattended, thousands of miles away. That’s why it’s crucial to winterize your Northern home before making the trek South.

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How to Replace & Test Your Smoke Detector Battery to Stop that Annoying Chirping!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2021 7:30:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in safety, residential electrician, smoke detector

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That annoying chirping sound that always seems to start at the worst possible time is your fire alarm’s way of saying, “My batteries are getting low! Replace them.” But unfortunately, the darn thing won’t stop beeping until you swap those dying batteries out for fully charged ones.

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What to Look for When Choosing an Electrician

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2020 6:30:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in fort myers electrician

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It can be a real pain trying to find a trusted professional. And when it comes to your electrical, quality and qualifications aren’t things to gamble with.

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6 Reasons to Retrofit Your Parking Lot Lights with LEDs

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Parking Lot Lights

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Do your parking lot light fixtures keep dipping further and further into your wallet? You’re not alone.

Many traditional lighting poles are equipped with high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting fixtures. While these lights are your run-of-the-mill parking lot lighting choice, often cheaper to buy HIDs can become bigger money-suckers than other slightly more expensive, energy-efficient options.

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How Does a Circuit Breaker Work? Outlet Overloads & Breaker Trips Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 1, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in circuit breakers

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