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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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6 Ways to Lower Your Home Electric Bill

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2020 9:39:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in fort myers electrician, Residential Electric, electrician, cape coral electrician

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It’s that time of the month again: paying the electric bill. For Florida residents, this can be a painful endeavor, having to fork over the big bucks to power that continuous stream of air conditioning.

But you may be surprised to learn that there are more subtle ways to lower your energy bill that you may not be aware of.

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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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Ultimate How To Guide For DIY Electrical Projects

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 12, 2019 9:36:13 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Residential Electric

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 A four year study by the National Fire Protection Association found 47,820 fires were caused by electrical failure. These fires caused hundreds of deaths and $1.5 billion in property damage.

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How To Put Out An Electrical Fire

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Residential Electric, Electrical Fire, Electrical Safety

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Even if your home has smoke detectors, they’ll do nothing to extinguish a dangerous fire. If you’re cooking and grease ignites, water won’t help put it out. Or, if you have a faulty circuit breaker, a fire could begin to brew from your laundry room— out of sight.

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10 Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 8, 2018 11:33:00 AM / by Jaron Henkel posted in fort myers electrician, Residential Electric, safety

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Electricity is something so commonplace, such a standard part of our daily lives, that we become complacent and take it for granted. We don’t think about the dangers of electrocution and electrical fire. Unfortunately, these are very real dangers that can injure, kill, and destroy property.

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Bad Wiring? Let Us Get Rid of Your Shorts.

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2018 3:54:39 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Surge Protection, Electrical Outlets, Residential Electric

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Hiring an unlicensed electrician or general “handyman” to do electrical work in your home could leave you in the dark— or worse. Sure, the price may be right, at first, but the risks are great – including short circuits, damage to appliances, fire hazards, not to mention the risks related to an unlicensed worker getting injured on your property!  

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Generating Peace of Mind

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 17, 2018 4:35:02 PM / by Jaron Henkel posted in Generators, Residential Electric

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You’re the kind of person who understands the importance of preparedness. You’ve seen a hurricane or five, and you know that you have your food and water supply, your medications, your evacuation plan, and your first aid kit. Your pets are microchipped. Your tires are full. Your important computer files are backed up. And your standby generator is ready to go.

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