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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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Time to Check Your Generator for Repair Needs

June 18th, 2018

generator-being-repairedAmong the various appliances and systems you just can’t do without—like an air conditioner in the summertime—generators are at the top of the list. Your whole-house generator is an emergency system, and if it fails to start up or starts malfunctioning when you need it the most, your situation could be worse than just an inconvenience.

The best way to prevent generator problems and to avoid a generator completely breaking down on you is to schedule preventive maintenance for it on an annual basis. This gives our technician the chance to ensure that any problems are dealt with before they grow worse. Make sure to watch out for any signs that your generator is developing problems between maintenance sessions though. The sooner you recognize a problem and call for electrical repair in Dover, MA, the better off (and more reliable) your generator will be.

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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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