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    Electrical Tip – Smoke Detectors Should be Replaced Every 10 Years

    Most smoke detectors need to be replaced every 10 years. Smoke detectors have an electrochemical that reacts to the presence of carbon monoxide, which diminishes over time. An outdated smoke detector may not detect a fire. How old are your smoke detectors? 

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    How Static Electricity Affects Your Electronics

    Getting zapped by static electricity is more than just a nuisance. We’ve all touched a metal door handle or other metallic object and felt the tingle of static electricity. But while it may be a small annoyance to most people, you may not be aware that this tiny current can affect your electronics in a […]

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    Choosing the Right Light Bulb

    Walk into any home-improvement store and you’ll likely be bewildered by the light bulb aisle. The world of lightbulbs changed dramatically in 2007 when the federal government decided that lightbulbs had to be about 25% more efficient. These new efficiency standards were phased in from 2012 to 2014. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, […]

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    Kohler Generators Versus Generic Generators

    Few things are more frustrating than discovering that your generic generator won’t start when you need it most. Maybe a storm blew through your area just as you were preparing to entertain a big party. Or perhaps you were working on an important project just as a utility crew inadvertently cut power to your office. […]

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    What is the Purpose of Landscape Lighting?

    Humans hate the dark. But a lot more than the primal fear of darkness explains the purpose of landscape lighting. Other reasons include improving visibility, extending the day, enhancing commerce, feeling safer and fear of litigation, according to the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance. The alliance cites statistics from the U.S. Department of Energy that states […]

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    How to Prepare for the Florida Hurricane Season in 2017

    Hurricanes are a fact of life in Florida. Are you prepared? Tropical cyclones are among nature’s most destructive forces and one storm can alter your life and community. By knowing what to do before hurricane season begins and what actions you should take when a hurricane approaches, you can ensure your personal safety, protect your […]

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    Empowered Global partners with Kohler

    Southwest Florida-based Empowered Global has partnered with manufacturing giant Kohler Power Systems distributor TAW Power Systems to provide generators that can power entire homes and small businesses. NAPLES, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2017) — Power’s out? No problem. Empowered Global, a residential and commercial electrical contractor in the Southwest Florida region, has partnered with Kohler Generators […]

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  • A Letter to Our Valued Clients: Exciting New Updates

    To Our Valued Clients: We are excited to announce our new enhancements geared to serve you! We are now on Facebook, search Empowered Global Inc. You can now interact with us and find out the latest trends and services available in the electrical contracting services. We have also developed a referral program, which earns Gift […]

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    New Construction: Do You Need a Licensed Electrician in Naples, Fla.?

    The economic recovery in the Naples, Fla., area means electricians are in high demand. But the flip side of a growing economy is that inexperienced and unlicensed individuals show up and put your homebuilding business at risk. Here’s why you need a licensed electrician in Naples: It’s the law. State statutes and Collier County ordinances […]

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    Three Common Causes of Electrical Fires

    Electrical fires cause hundreds of fatalities, thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars in damage. A report by the National Fire Protection Association’s Fire Analysis and Research Division highlights the common causes of electrical fires as well as the significant damage they cause. The association also offers safety tips for consumers. The 2013 report by […]

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