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Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Before, During & After a Florida Storm

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 15, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Commercial Electric, Residential Electric

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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:

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6 Signs Your Generator May Need Repair or Servicing

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2020 1:45:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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If your generator isn’t operating the way it did when it was first installed, there might be something wrong. 

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7 Tips for Maintaining & Servicing Your Portable Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2020 12:45:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Generators

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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.

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What Type of Generator or Backup Power Supply Do You Need?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 7, 2020 2:57:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generators

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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.

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4 Big Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2020 9:15:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Generators, How Do Generators Work

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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?

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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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Whole House Generator Costs: How Much Will You Really Pay?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 3:33:51 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Generator Size

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You’ve been wanting to invest in a whole house generator for some time now, but the cost has always scared you away. 

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How Do Backup/Standby Generators Work?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 5, 2019 10:59:49 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac, Generators, Kohler

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As a Florida resident, you know heavy winds and rains knock over trees and power lines all the time— and you admit you could really benefit from a backup generator.

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Kohler Generator vs Generac Generator

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2018 2:19:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators

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This past hurricane season, Irma gave Southwest Florida a not so gentle reminder of the importance of hurricane preparedness. When making your hurricane preparedness plan this year, you may be considering adding a generator to your list. But which brand should you choose?

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Getting Homes Ready for the Migration Back North

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in fort myers electrician, Generators, Residential Electric

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If you call Southwest Florida your home for the winter, but head North for the rest of the year, you know there’s lots to think about before migrating North in the spring. Here’s a list of some things you’ll want to be sure to check off before making the trek.

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