When you pull up your driveway after a night out with the family, do you come back to a bleak, unlit home?
If you’re considering upgrading from a portable generator to a standby unit, you want to make sure the investment is worthwhile. After all, why pay so much more for a full home generator when you could continue muddling through with your little portable unit on the rare occasion you’re faced with an outage?
Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 44,880 home fires involving electrical failure or malfunction each year in 2012-2016, according to the NFPA. And let’s not forget about electrocution.
Some folks focus so heavily on electrical safety tips for the inside of their home, they forget about the outside! Yet, your landscape can pose its own unique set of risks if not properly managed.
Another statement waiting to be paid… and that electricity bill sure is high.
But when it comes to powering your business, sometimes you just have to fork up the money, right? Wrong.
There’s been a steady trend over the last decade pushing towards more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly business practices, all of which could significantly improve your bottom line.
If you’re new to Florida, it’s important to understand how serious hurricane season should be taken in our southern state. Category 3 and above storms hit our region regularly, and repercussions can be catastrophic if proper precautions aren’t followed.
Here’s a quick list of some hurricane preparedness ideas to prepare before, during, and after the next SWFL storm:
If your generator isn’t operating the way it did when it was first installed, there might be something wrong.
Here you are again— another storm, another power outage.
In the dead Florida heat, it’s agonizing waiting for the electric company to get your neighborhood up and running again. You and your family are melting and need some quick ways to cool off!
While obviously not as good as an air conditioning unit, here are a few ways to keep yourself cool without your AC until the power comes back on:
Here you are again—rummaging through your garage for your portable generator. A hurricane will be bearing down in just a matter of hours, but just when you go to fire your backup power source up… nothing! The generator won’t start.
When it comes to generator shopping, it can be hard to know where to start. A long list of terms get tossed around, many of which overlap and can unintentionally confuse— electric generators, gas generators, standby generators, automatic power generators, back-up generators, etc.
In the market for a new home generator? Sometimes it’s hard to know where to even start. Liquid propane or natural gas? Wattage? Standby or portable?