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Does Your Generator Need Service?

January 15th, 2018

two male technicians servicing a generatorIf there is any appliance you never want to fail in the middle of winter, it’s your generator. This system can be your literal lifeline in an emergency, providing your home with power, light, and heat whenever there’s a power outage or even with a bigger disaster strikes. But in order for it to function as it should, it has to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

The only way to ensure this is the case is by getting it tested by a professional Cambridge, MA electrician on a routine basis, and having it promptly repaired in the event that something is wrong with it. Fortunately, we are here for you if you do need generator repairs, but how do you know if you need them to begin with? After all, it’s not like you run your generator on a regular basis!

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Your Thermostat and Its Impact On Your Heater

January 1st, 2018

thermostat on a blue sky backgroundThis may come as a surprise to you, but your annual heating and cooling efforts actually can, and probably do, account for half of your entire energy usage, and therefore your energy costs. So, it makes sense that you want to use your HVAC systems as efficiently as possible, to save as much money as possible. But what’s the easiest way to cut your energy use?

You may think it’s by ceasing to use your heating and cooling systems altogether. But this is silly, not to mention impractical. Rather, the way to cut down on your energy use without sacrificing your comfort and the comfort of your household is by using one small electrical component in the way that it is meant to be used. We are talking about a thermostat, professionally installed and services by experienced and qualified Weston, MA electricians.

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Why Should Your Home Theater Be Installed by a Pro?

December 18th, 2017

Family eating pizza and watching TV on sofaMost homeowners understand why they should only trust a professional for big electrical wiring jobs—such as the installation of a complete electrical system within a new home. Not only can working with electricity be dangerous, but professionally trained electricians have the training and knowledge on how to keep up with electrical codes and building codes in your area.

But what about a Boston, MA home theater installation? Do you really need a pro for that? Well, yes.

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Use Your Ceiling Fan to Your Advantage This Winter

December 4th, 2017

wooden ceiling fan on grey ceilingOne of our goals as professional Cambridge, MA electricians is to answer any questions you might have about your electrical system, and also provide you with tips and advice that can help you save money and feel more comfortable in your home. Today, we’d like to do just that by giving you a little wisdom about ceiling fans.

Ceiling fans help improve the efficiency of your HVAC systems—not just your air conditioner, but your forced-air heater too! This can help keep you warmer in the winter and help to save you money as well. Read on to discover how a ceiling fan improves both summertime comfort and winter comfort—and if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

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How Would Your Home Stand Up in a Storm?

November 20th, 2017

generator being worked on by three techniciansWe’re not talking about the actual physical foundation and walls of our house when we ask this question, but rather your electrical system. How can you ensure that you’ll have power to the important systems and appliances in your home should a powerful storm come through?

In addition to making sure your heating system is well maintained for the winter season well on its way, we urge you to consider an electrical appliance that you never really think much about—until you need it. That’s your generator! So when you call to schedule your heating maintenance appointment, go ahead and arrange for Andover, MA generator maintenance, too.

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This Holiday Season, Ensure the Safety of Your Home

November 6th, 2017

row of homes in Boston areaIt may seem odd that we’re already talking about the holidays, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and soon enough families will be traveling out of town or to parties nearby, leaving their homes unattended. If your family is one of these, it’s important to know that the holiday season is also the season for home burglaries, as much as we’d rather not think about it!

As such, you want to do everything you can to reduce the likelihood that you’ll be victim to such a crime. The first step is to have a Boston, MA home security system professionally installed. Keep reading to learn more, and to get some more great tips on preventing home theft!

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Dispelling Common Electricity Myths

October 23rd, 2017

two pronged electrical cordHere at FB Electrical Services, we provide quality electrical services and products. We want to ensure that you are well equipped with safe and effective electrical components whether it’s your home automation system, your indoor and outdoor lighting, or your kitchen appliances.

We also understand that electricity can be costly for the average homeowner, and we are more than happy to help you with energy saving tips. We’d also like to dispel some common electricity myths that could be wreaking havoc on your peace of mind, as well as your wallet. For additional information or to schedule reliable electrical services, reach out to an Andover, MA electrician on our team. In the meantime, read on to learn some of the most common electricity myths.

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Consider Radiant Heating for Your Home

October 9th, 2017

a family home in the suburbs on a sunny winter day.It’s that time of year. You know, the time of year where we begin to prepare for cold weather. With fall officially here, temperatures are beginning to cool down and you’ve likely started preparing your home for this as well, by protecting your pipes from freezing, ensuring your heating system is ready for the cold, maintaining other home components, and more. One thing you might not have considered yet, however, is the installation of a radiant heating system.

Before we go any further, we want to stress how important it is that when you do choose to have such a system installed, you only hire a professional Waltham, MA electrician for the job. Hiring an amateur can lead to costly mistakes, and even injuries that you could be held liable for.

When we talk about radiant heating, we aren’t just talking about a heating system to keep you warm, though there is an effective radiant heating system for that, but rather ways to protect the exterior of your home during our long and cold winters. Keep reading to learn more!

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Choosing a Heater: Should You Go With an Electric Model?

September 25th, 2017

dog sleeping on wood floor in front of radiatorWith our coldest weather just around the corner, now is the time to think about the best ways to stay warm. And if you’re on the market for a new heating system, there are a number of options to choose from. Options include gas powered systems, which are still very popular amongst homeowners. But there are many reasons one may choose an electric heater, such as a radiant heating system.

First and foremost, we want to mention how important it is that you hire a professional electrician in Cambridge, MA to complete any type of electrical installation or electric work, to ensure your safety and the protection of your home. Homeowners are sometimes quick to dismiss the idea of electric heating options, naming operational costs as a reason. It’s true, that electricity is higher in cost than using natural gas, but electric models do have their advantages.

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Qualities to Look for in a Professional Electrician

September 11th, 2017

electrician working on wiresIn the internet-savvy society we live in today, it’s very easy to go online and find a service professional for just about any job you need done in your household. However, how do you find the one that will do the job at the best quality? When it comes to rewiring your home, upgrading an electrical panel, or even having light fixtures installed it will cost you to go with an amateur. So how can you avoid making this mistake?

If you’re searching for a professional Andover, MA electrician, you may be wondering just this. How do you decide on the right electrical company for the job? Fortunately for you, we’ve listed a few qualities below that you should keep an eye out for when searching for an electrician. We’re proud to live up to the expectations of our current clients, and look forward to doing the same for you.

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