• Different Types of Portable Generators

    Different Types of Portable Generators

    Empowered Global is a certified Platinum Kohler Dealer serving Bonita Springs, Estero, and Naples, Florida. When you think of generators, especially in Southwest Florida where we have hurricane season, you probably think of them as something to repower your home in case of a power outage. While that is a very important and common use […]

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  • Different Types of Outlets & When to Use Them

    Different Types of Outlets & When to Use Them

    When you moved into your home, you probably didn’t think much of the outlets you have and how you use them. But to make the most of your home’s electrical system, you should be utilizing the right type of outlets and using them the right way to make sure you are getting the most out […]

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  • Tips On How To Keep Your Office Efficient & Save On Your Energy Bill

    Tips On How To Keep Your Office Efficient & Save On Your Energy Bill

    Any modern business uses many electronics in its operations – from computers to smartphones and beyond. According to the American Council For An Energy-Efficient Economy, office equipment is responsible for $1.8 billion a year in energy output. If you aren’t conscious of it, you could be driving up a pretty hefty energy bill. Not only […]

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  • Ungrounded Outlets: What’s Safe and What Could Start a Fire?

    Ungrounded Outlets: What’s Safe and What Could Start a Fire?

    Don’t get zapped. Electrical outlets can be dangerous, according to statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It estimates that emergency rooms treat approximately 3,900 people every year for injuries associated with electric outlets. Children who insert metal objects such as a key or a hairpin into the outlet represent one-third of those injuries. Electrocution […]

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  • Steps You Can Take Now to Prevent an Electrical Fire

    Steps You Can Take Now to Prevent an Electrical Fire

    Generating and harnessing electricity is one of humanity’s greatest achievements, but it doesn’t come without some danger if users aren’t careful. Homeowners ignore the risks of electric fire at their peril. According to the National Fire Protection Association, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an average of 45,210 home structure fires involving electrical failure or […]

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  • How to Save Energy at Home

    How to Save Energy at Home

    If you groan every month when the power bill arrives in the mail, consider making changes that can save energy at home. Even small changes such as adjusting a thermostat by a few degrees or unplugging appliances and electronics when you’re not using them can mean big savings over time. Many energy saving strategies don’t […]

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  • How to Handle a Dead Outlet

    How to Handle a Dead Outlet

    Most of us don’t think twice when we plug a device into an electrical outlet. Electrical outlets are actually marvels of technology that allow equipment to plug into the electrical grid. We don’t realize how important they are until the power goes out. Sometimes, an outlet won’t work even if the power is on in […]

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  • Generator Tips for A Generator That Lasts for Hurricane Seasons

    Generator Tips for A Generator That Lasts for Hurricane Seasons

    Everyone in Florida had friends whose generators wouldn’t start after Hurricane Irma. You read their pleas for help at 2 a.m. on Facebook. The typical rant: “My generator won’t start, it’s so hot and my food is spoiling! Help!” Friends and loved ones purchased generators when the last major hurricane swept through Southwest Florida 12 […]

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  • DIY Electrical Work Risks and Hazards

    DIY Electrical Work Risks and Hazards

    Home-improvement stores, online videos and television shows have inspired millions of homeowners to tackle home repairs by themselves. Such do-it-yourself projects are fun and can generate personal satisfaction when the job is well done. Plus, they might even save you some money. But there are risks and hazards when it comes to electrical work, from […]

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  • Electrical Tip – Smoke Detectors Should be Replaced Every 10 Years

    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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