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Have You Fallen for Any of These Energy Saving Myths?

October 8th, 2018

Myths or Facts concept with business woman hand drawing on blackboardAs one of the Boston area’s lead resources for electrical services, we’re often party to a number of misconceptions from homeowners. It is our aim to provide you with optimal customer service, and we believe part of doing this is educating our customers on how they can best utilize their electrical fixtures and electronic appliances so that they are saving energy—by dispelling a few myths that you might still believe.

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Tips for Keeping Your Retail Business Safe

September 24th, 2018

Portrait of a diverse group of casually-dressed employees standing togetherThere are so many considerations to make when starting a retail business, or running one. Is your space in a highly trafficked area? Do you have the right licenses and certifications in place to conduct business in your city? How many employees will you need? How will you pay them?

It’s enough to leave your head spinning. But as detailed as you have to be, it’s easy to unintentionally minimize the importance of business security.

Factors such as burglary or fire damage are very real threats to any type of business, big or small. This is why it’s important to have an expertly designed security system installed by professional electricians in Lexington, MA, such as the pros you’ll find here on our team. What other steps can you take to ensure your retail business is as safe as possible?

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Just How Safe Is Your Home?

September 10th, 2018

view of the beautiful modern houses, outdoor by nightWe aren’t asking this as a scare tactic, but rather to bring awareness to the fact that your property, and therefore your family, may not be as safe as you think, depending on the steps you take to protect them. For instance, you can help deter burglars or trespassers with the installation of a Needham, MA intrusion alarm.

This is only the beginning, though. Naturally, you’d like it to never get to the point that an intruder gets in your home, right? Well, the good news is that there are steps you can take to help reduce the chance of this happening. Keep reading to learn more.

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How to Prevent Electrical Fires

August 27th, 2018

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We’ll start by saying, the #1 thing you can do to prevent electrical fires is to hire a professional electrician for any installations or wiring jobs. Trying to tackle electrical jobs on your own, or trusting an inexperienced amateur for the job, could not only leave you with less desirable results, but it can be a safety hazard, too.

So whether it’s adding in some lighting, doing a full scale remodel, or even having your Boston, MA fire alarm hardwired and interconnected to the other security systems in your home, you want to trust a trained and experienced electrician. What are some other steps you can take?

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How Your Thermostat Habits Impact Your AC Efficiency

August 13th, 2018

Stock image of hand adjusting thermostatBoston summers can be quite enjoyable. But let’s face it, they get hot, and that heat can become unbearable after a while. This is particularly true if you’re coming home to a living space that’s not as cool as it should be, whether that is because you left your AC off all day, or you don’t have a properly functioning AC. As a result, maybe you’re tempted to set the thermostat as low as it will possibly go to get cool, fast!

This is a mistake, although many homeowners try this as a solution to beat the heat. First let us start by saying, the Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting during the summer of 78°F, as this is the temperature the average person is comfortable with. If you keep setting yours lower and lower to try to get cooler faster, you won’t be satisfied. And if you’re doing so and don’t feel cooler air at all, let alone faster, there might be something wrong with your air conditioner! We’ll get to that in a moment.

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Have You Heard about the Sensi™ Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat?

August 1st, 2018

This is the latest in smart thermostat technology, and it’s the next step in the expansion of Emerson smart home platform products. If you already have certain Smart products in your home—Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit™, Amazon Alexa, or Wink—then you can count on seamless integration and performance with the Sensi™ thermostat!

The Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

There are a variety of advantages to using a smart thermostat. First off, the thermostat “learns” from you—that is, it tracks your cooling and heating habits to automatically adjust as needed. Smart thermostats are designed to save consumers money without ever sacrificing household comfort, and the Sensi™ model is no exception!

Designed with You in Mind

The Sensi™ Touch Wi-Fi thermostat has a modern look, blending into your home environment for optimal convenience. It’s easy-to-control display features large, clear numbers, a color changing display aligned with heating and cooling modes, and a user-friendly touchscreen interface.

To learn more about the Sensi™ Touch Wi-Fi thermostat and its benefits, or to schedule installation, reach out to FB Integrated Solutions Inc. today!

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Electrical Wiring: Why This Job Requires a Pro

July 30th, 2018

new-GFCI-electrical-outlet.Are you getting ready to upgrade your home’s electrical panel so the system can handle more demand? Or perhaps you suspect you need to rewire part, if not all, of your home. Whatever your electrical needs are, the most important thing to keep in mind is how important it is to hire a trained and experienced professional for any aspect of Westwood, MA electric wiring service.

After all, don’t you want to make sure that individual has the right amount of expertise, not to mention licensing, to get the job done correctly? Sure! But, how do you know what to look for when hiring an electrical pro? Fortunately, we’ve listed some guidelines below to help you understand why hiring a pro is so important, and what to look for. Read on!

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FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Is Now a NOON Dealer

July 30th, 2018

Are you looking for a different kind of lighting experience in your home? Or perhaps you weren’t even aware of the numerous options available to you to create the perfect ambience in your living space, for whatever your needs may be.

Whether you’re hosting a movie night, want to highlight artwork on a wall, reading a book under a desk lamp or want to set the mood for a gathering, NOON delivers everything you need.

FB Integrated Solutions Inc. is now a NOON dealer, so reach out to our team today to discuss your installation!

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Do You Have the Right Outlets Installed in the Right Places?

July 16th, 2018

electrical-outlet-and-cover-plateIf you have an older home, or are interested in having renovations done on a newer property, then there will come a time, sooner than later, that you need to contact a professional electrician in Waltham, MA for outlet installation. When that time comes, do you know how to choose which outlets are best, and where?

This is not as easy a task as just hopping in a standard hardware store and picking up the most affordable thing you can find—you will want to factor in what is safest for your living space.

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How to Stay Cool in a Summer Power Outage

July 2nd, 2018

white-question-mark-on-a-blue-backgroundWe’ll start this off by saying the best way to stay cool in a summer power outage is to prepare for a summer power outage now. We get it—you never know when a blackout might occur. True, widespread blackouts tend to be more common in the winter time, what with the storms we experience. However, take it from our Peabody, MA electricians… that doesn’t mean homeowners are immune to them in the summer.

And when the power does go out in the summer, all of the sudden you’re stuck without an air conditioner, without refrigeration, and generally without a way to keep cool. At least, this is the case if you don’t prepare.

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