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6 Reasons to Install a Home Standby Generator & Ditch the Portable Unit

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators

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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?

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10 Ways to Stay Cool Without Power or AC

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 2, 2020 9:45:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators

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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:

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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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What Size Generator Do I Need? Whole House Generator Sizing Made Easy

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 17, 2019 12:33:07 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generator Size

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You’ve decided that you’re ready to invest in a standby generator, or a permanent unit capable of powering your essentials during an outage. 

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Best Home Standby/Backup Generator Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2019 2:13:26 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generator Fuel, Generator Size

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If you’re in the market for a generator, you’ve come to the right place. You probably have a full list of questions, including, “What size generator do I need? Which fuel type is better: natural gas vs. liquid propane? What brand should I trust?”

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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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Could you survive a month or more without power?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Power Outage, Generators, Commercial Electric

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In the wake of Hurricane Irma last year, millions of Floridians were left without power. For thousands, 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.

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Generac Named as a top Home Standby Generators for 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 24, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Home Generators, Standby Generators, Generac

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While Southwest Florida is absolutely breathtaking year-round, severe weather can quickly become an issue during hurricane season, causing unwelcome power outages and making generators a necessity for any home.This is why it’s important to choose the right generator—without one, you may be left in the dark.

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