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How to Prepare for a Summer Power Outage in Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Power Outage, Electrical Fire, Thunder Storm, Power Surge, Lightning

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Summer is coming! In Southwest Florida, that means scorching heat, afternoon thunderstorms, and the inevitable blackout. What’s a Florida homeowner to do? Well first... don’t panic!

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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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When to Call an Electrician vs. Your Power Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 17, 2019 3:42:34 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Power Outage, residential electrician

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Your lights are flickering or your outlets are sparking. Whatever the case, you have an electrical issue that needs fixing.

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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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Tips for Surviving a Summer Power Outage in Florida

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 3:14:19 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Power Outage

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Summer is coming! In Southwest Florida, that means scorching heat, afternoon thunderstorms, and the inevitable blackout. What’s a Florida homeowner to do? Well, first of all, don’t panic.

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