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These Signs Indicate You Need an Electrical Panel Upgrade

June 4th, 2018

electrician working on wiresOf the various problems you might face as a homeowner, electrical issues are among the most concerning, since you have your family’s safety to consider. Electrical malfunctions can cause injury in the form of electrocution, or even fires and subsequent property damage. It’s vital to your home and safety that you have a professional electrician check the wiring in your home at least once every few years. Without this level of home care, you increase the risk of running into a problem.

One of the most commonly neglected—or rather, forgotten—electrical components in most homes is the electrical panel. Homes today are increasing their electrical demand, with the addition of high-efficiency appliances, home theaters, and even mobile devices that need charging. But homeowners aren’t upgrading their electrical systems to accommodate for all of this, which can lead to a Danvers, MA electric repair service more often than you would like, not to mention the safety risks we already mentioned.

But do you know how to detect if you need an electrical panel upgrade? Keep reading for a brief guide on how to do so.

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Test Your Smoke and CO Detectors for Optimal Home Safety

May 21st, 2018

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.Are you moving into a new home? Whether that’s the case or it’s just been awhile since you’ve even thought about your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, now is the time to check them. At least, if you want to have a safe home!

The NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) set forth guidelines stating that the typical three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a basement and an attic should have at least nine smoke detectors and four CO detectors. But even if you have this recommended number in your home, it doesn’t mean much if they aren’t working!

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Discover the Power of Fans before Summer Hits

May 7th, 2018

Spinning fan closeup.Imagine this scenario: It’s the middle of summer. You’ve come home after a long day of work, walked into your house, and found that the interior space is actually hotter than the air outside. Naturally, your instinct is to turn on your air conditioner, or switch on a couple fans and open the window. Maybe you have to wait awhile to get some of that cooler outdoor air, but eventually you’ll feel comfortable, right? What if we told you there was a better way?

Well—there is! Using a high-efficiency attic fan can help you enjoy optimal comfort in your living space, while cutting back on how much you use your air conditioner. This offers you a few benefits. Be sure to get in touch with our team to reach a professional Boston electrician who has the experience and training needed to install such a system.

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Do I Really Need to Hardwire My Fire Alarm?

April 23rd, 2018

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.Chances are you already know how important it is to have a working Boston, MA fire alarm in each room of your home. It’s not just one of those things that’s a “good idea to have”—it’s an absolute necessity. What many homeowners may not realize, however, is that they should have their fire alarms hardwired into their electrical system, too.

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Do You Have a Whole House Generator Installed Yet?

April 9th, 2018

installing a 17 day whole house emergency generator for hurricane season. rrWhen you think of widespread power outages, you probably think of storms—maybe blizzard-like conditions. It’s true that stormy weather does certainly increase the risk of power outages. However, power outages can happen during any time of the year, and they can’t always be predicted how long they will last.

No matter what time of the year it is, keeping your lights and other electrical devices on during a power outage is important, and even if you only ever have to deal with a couple power outages throughout the course of your homeownership, you’d do well to consider a Boston, MA generator installation.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Nighttime Aesthetics

March 26th, 2018

outdoor lighting illuminating walkwayHow’s your home landscaping looking? Does it serve the function that you intended it to? Maybe you would like there to be more lights so you can better entertain. Or perhaps you want to spend more time on your patio with your family once the weather warms up.

As spring begins, it makes this time of the year the perfect time to think about any additions or upgrades you might want to make to your home, including a potential Boston, MA outdoor lights installation.

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Are You Making Any of These Home Security Mistakes?

March 12th, 2018

Portrait Of Excited Family Standing Outside New HomeDo you make home security a priority? Sure, you may live in a nice neighborhood where “nothing ever happens,” but it only takes one time. One break-in could leave you feeling vulnerable, and even worse it could leave you without some of your valuable belongings. Safety is, of course, a concern as well. That brings us to the first mistake we want to talk about: assuming that you don’t need a Boston, MA home security system in place.

Maybe you rely on the fact that you live in a safe, maybe even a gated, community. Or maybe you have a dog in your home and depend on them to scare an intruder away (if you have a goofy and lovable Labrador, forget about that one right now). In what other ways might you be doing your home a disservice?

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You’ve Got Electrical Questions, We’ve Got Answers!

February 26th, 2018

two pronged electrical cordWhen you’re on the search for Boston, MA electrical experts to complete an electrical installation or repair, you needn’t look any further than our team. We have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that whatever your electrical appliance needs are, they’ll be taken care of.

We also want you to be well informed—for your home’s electrical safety but also so you know when it’s time to call in a professional electrician for work you need done. Below are just a few of the most commonly asked questions our team has received.

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When You Should Consider a Generator Installation

February 12th, 2018

technicians installing generator systemWe’re right in the middle of a good ol’ Boston winter, which means that the weather can be as predictable as, well, the weather. As such, you could very well face some power outages over the next couple of months. This is probably pretty far down your priority list in the middle of a blizzard or some other winter weather events, but keeping the power on in the middle of a widespread outage is an important thing to consider.

Whether you have had to cope with power outages in your home in the past or live in an area where they are likely (hint: you do), a whole-house generator installation may be the perfect solution for you. Of course, these systems should only be installed by a qualified Boston, MA electrician, which is where our team comes in. Keep reading to learn more about these systems!

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4 Signs You Need Electrical Repairs

January 29th, 2018

plug in outlet on wallOne of the costliest, and potentially most dangerous, disruptions you can face in your home is an electrical problem. Your electrical system is used on a daily basis—in fact it’s a system that’s in use 24/7, given the amount of appliances and equipment we plug into our outlets.

It’s something that many of us take for granted, and yet if there’s a problem with your electrical system it can cause widespread problems throughout the rest of the home. It can even lead to serious injury through things like house fires, or electric shock.

To protect yourself and your home, be sure to call for Boston, MA electrical services the moment you notice any signs of an electrical system in disrepair. But, what are these signs?

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