The pandemic has taken a toll on many local businesses, some having to close, and others having to pivot.
Owner and General Manager Charles Zambrano of EZ Satellite and Wireless and EZ Solar has always strived to be ahead of the trends, giving customers what they need and want at the best prices available.
And that hasn’t changed.
What has changed is he is now working remotely from home and decided to close his North Second Street location in Loves Park.
“I just want to let people know I’m there for them, but I’m not where I used to be,” he says. “I am more accessible to my customers now by being there when they need me rather than keeping hours.”
When the store’s foot traffic dropped by 95 percent during the pandemic, Zambrano decided he needed to change with the times. He services customers by putting together packages to save money on TV, internet and phone. EZ Satellite & Wireless is an authorized dish network retailer and licensed to offer services from a long list of providers.
“I help people save money by combining services, but not from the same provider. People are paying too much for phone, internet and television services by using just one company,” he says.
And now, with the trend toward cleaner energy, he is also helping people save money through solar power, whether they buy or lease the panels. In either case, no money down is required, he says.
“Using clean energy saves electric costs for homeowners and is good for the environment. Installing solar panels in a home is the equivalent of planting 100 trees a year to reduce carbon emissions. It’s a phenomenal impact on the environment and helps people combat inflation and energy rate increases,” he adds.
EZ Solar will help with permits, applications, and obtaining a loan for those who qualify. The product is maintenance-free and has a 25-year warranty.
Federal Investment Tax Credits and state rebates are available.
For more information on products or to set up an appointment, contact Zambrano by calling 815-994-7336 or visit his websites at EZsatellitenow.com and EZsolarenergynow.com. ❚