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Electric vs. Gas Tankless Water Heaters

There's no better way to wake up in the morning than to rinse off in a steamy shower. It's most people's personal calm before the storm...   ... until that warm water suddenly turns ice cold!   If you're familiar with this, you may have already researched alternatives to your current water heater. These products supply endless amounts of hot water, and who doesn't want that?   But did you know that there are electric AND gas tankless water heaters?   If you're ready to invest...
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Benefits of Using Natural Gas

  In 2012 about 30% of the energy consumed in the US was obtained from natural gas (source). That's a pretty big chunk of energy.   Despite this, many people don't even consider natural gas as an option, meaning that they miss out on many important benefits.   Wondering whether natural gas is the right choice for your home or business?   Maybe you're worried about:   Reliability Cost Environmental impact Efficiency   It can be hard to figure out what's what when i...
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Why Use a Commercial Generator?

If you're a business-owner, you know how important it is to keep operations up and running at peak capacity during working hours. As such, you probably also know that a power loss isn't really just a power loss -- it's a productivity loss. Without electricity and temperature control, a workspace isn't just uncomfortable, it's often unfit.  That's where a commercial generator comes in. These are systems designed to help companies maintain power during the event of an outage. They're a smart ...
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How to Care for Your Backup Generator

You're likely to be hit by power outages during Florida's storm season. That's when your handy backup generator will come to the rescue. However, if you haven't maintained it properly, you might find that it doesn't work. Read on to find out about the most important aspects of backup generator maintenance, so you'll never be left without power again. How to Carry Out Backup Generator Maintenance Keep it in the Right Environment Your backup generator needs to be kept clean in order to functi...
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Commercial Generators for Small Business

It’s common knowledge now that the changes in the climate are causing weather patterns to shift all over the world, causing serious damage to buildings and energy infrastructures. Coupled with an ever-growing population, this has been putting a lot of strain on energy supplies in the major cities of every developed nation. Despite the huge amount of money and effort small business owners put into starting their ventures, many fail to protect themselves against this threat. Here’s why commercial ...
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Location Considerations When Installing an Industrial Standby Generator

Unlike the smaller, domestic kind of generator that you might keep in your garage, there’s no “one size fits all solution” for industrial standby generators. This gives buyers, and the contractors and engineers they’ll deal with, a range of challenges and considerations that need to be addressed. One of the big ones is placement. Here are a few location considerations for installing your industrial standby generator. Space – Generators are huge, so choosing a place where it isn’t going to eat u...
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The Importance of Pre-Hurricane Season Generator Maintenance

Hurricane season on the Atlantic coast begins on June 1 each year and runs through the end of November. Hurricanes are especially problematic in South Florida, since it’s vulnerable from three sides. Even before hurricane season begins, other storms in the spring time can be very threatening. If you have a commercial-grade generator for your home or business, you need to be prepared for any major storms, so that you will continue to have electric power in emergencies. There are some routine step...
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Gas Tankless Water Heater 101

  How would you like a continuous supply of hot water when taking that long shower after an especially tough day? Have you ever been enjoying such a shower when without warning that warm flow of water turns icy cold? Well, with a tankless water heater those problems are a thing of the past. Tankless water heaters ensure a continuous flow of hot when it is needed, unlike the more traditional hot water heaters which store water in a tank to be heated, even at times when no one is home to use ...
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Portable Generators vs. Home Generators: Which is Best for You?

With the Internet and the 24/7 news cycles, graphic images of the damage storms can do have become very clear in our minds. Major storms however are not the only reason we may suffer power outages, an aging infrastructure can also temporarily cause our power grids to fail. In South Florida FPL does a good job of getting power back to those who need it, but outages seem to be happening with increased frequency and lasting longer than in previous years. For these reasons you may have decided to pu...
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Preparing for Hurricane Season 2017: Readying Your Home and Family

Hurricane season is almost here again. If you’re a Floridian, you know what that means: A severe storm or even a major hurricane could hit in your area at any time during the summer months and beyond. In fact, a rare early tropical depression has already popped up in the Atlantic back in late April, although the official hurricane season is May 15 thru November 30. According to NASA, there is no stronger storm on earth than a hurricane. They can create floods, torrential downpours, wild whipping...
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