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How Florida Animals Keep Cool

How Florida Animals Keep Cool

As the temperatures in Sarasota begin to rise and usher in the vibrancy of Spring, Florida residents seek to keep themselves cool and so does the local wildlife. Animals have found their own ways of coping and thriving in the heat. Bobcats tend to avoid the hottest parts of the day simply by sleeping the… Continue Reading

How Alligators Keep Warm

How Alligators Keep Warm

To shake things up we decided to write a series of article about animal’s heating and cooling systems. While you may picture an alligator basking in the sun, it could survive in water that is just 40 degrees. Alligators are ectothermic, meaning cold-blooded, and their body temperature fluctuates with their environment. Because of this, alligators… Continue Reading

History of Residential Electricity – Part 3

History of Residential Electricity – Part 3

With the 1950s came the Korean War and with the war effort came a lack of copper ad steel supplies. This quickly took its toll in the electrical industry as it impacted production of electrical conduit and lighting fixtures. To add to dwindling materials, the war and the memories of the era of uncertainty Americans… Continue Reading

A History of Residential Electricity- Part 2

A History of Residential Electricity- Part 2

The twentieth century is known as the golden age of electricity as it brought rapid technological advancements in the field. Edison continued to make improvements to the lightbulb, but the impacts went far beyond replacing oil lamps. Electricity being brought into the home allowed people to bring new technology into their lives. The era birthed… Continue Reading

A History of Residential Electricity – Part 1

A History of Residential Electricity – Part 1

As with many things, a powered home was started as a luxury available to the wealthiest residents. The first house to be powered was J.P. Morgan’s and required his personal lighting engineer. Morgan hired Thomas Edison to build a generator which powered the 400 light bulbs in his home. The two launch a business partnership… Continue Reading

The History of Heating

The History of Heating

The history of heating technically began with man discovering fire, but thankfully significant advancements have been made since the time of Prometheus. People created open hearths and fire places to warm their homes. Greeks in Ancient Rome developed a system of centralized heating by circulating the heat produced by fire through flues in the ground.… Continue Reading

What’s Hot in Today’s Heating Systems

What’s Hot in Today’s Heating Systems

Wentzel’s knows that keeping a home warm goes beyond your home’s heating system. New innovations have brought heating luxuries into the homes of many. Tankless Water Heaters Want to heat your water in a fraction of the time? It may be time to upgrade to a tankless water heater. This former rarity is now a… Continue Reading

A Brief History of Air Conditioning

A Brief History of Air Conditioning

In the mid-1800s, Floridian physician John Goorie was faced with an overwhelming Yellow Fever outbreak. In an effort to treat his patients of what he said was “bad air” he determined to cool the sickrooms and reduce the fever. He created a device that suspended an ice filled basin from the ceiling. The cool air… Continue Reading

What’s Trending in Electrical

What’s Trending in Electrical

Wentzel’s prides itself on keeping our clients informed on up-and-coming trends and potential long-term investments in all the services we provide.  Electric Vehicle In-Home Charging All signs point to a spike in EV chargers to accompany the growth in sales of electric vehicles. The number of electric cars on the road is expected to quadruple… Continue Reading