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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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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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