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“Do I Really Need a Whole-House Generator?”

February 11th, 2019

two-installers-working-on-generatorWith polar vortexes and other extreme weather our part of the country has seen over the years, whole-house generators in Andover, MA have become an increasingly important part of keeping families not only comfortable, but safe.

Whole-house generators have become increasingly common for homes in our area, and for good reason. Whether we’re dealing with a sudden rolling blackout of a planned blackout, we need the peace of mind as residents of Andover that we can stay protected in our home.

Have you considered installing a whole-house generator yet? Perhaps you aren’t sure where to start—not to worry! The best thing you can do is give our professionals a call. We are experts in the installation and service of these systems. Keep reading to learn more about generators and why a whole-house system will, in fact, benefit you.

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FB Integrated Solutions, Inc. Wins Best of Houzz 2019 in Customer Service

January 30th, 2019

FB Integrated Solutions Inc. of Needham, MA
Awarded Best Of Houzz 2019

Awarded by Community of Over 40 Million Monthly Users, Annual BOH Badge Highlights Home
Remodeling & Design Professionals with Top Ratings and Most Popular Home Designs

Needham, MA, U.S.A., January 30, 2019 – FB Integrated Solutions, Inc. of Needham, MA has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The leading provider of electrical, home security, and generator services in the greater Boston area was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.1 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honor professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and client reviews submitted in 2018. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognized with the Photography award.

A “Best Of Houzz 2019” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app.”

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About FB Integrated Solutions, Inc.

Boston’s premier electrical contractor, FB Integrated Solutions, Inc. responds with licensed electricians in fully-equipped vans to handle your Electrical, Building automation, CCTV, Fire and Security alarms, IT-Tel Data networking and auto standby and portable generator needs in sales, Installation and maintenance. We have a combined total of 65+ years of experience, uniformed team is licensed, bonded and insured. We’ll respond same-day for an emergency and arrive on time for an appointment. We’ll meet construction deadlines and pass inspection the first time, saving you time and money. We pride ourselves on not only meeting but exceeding the highest level of customer satisfaction.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.

With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo.

Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit www.houzz.com.

Contact FB Integrated Solutions, Inc. today and see for yourself the great customer service we’re committed to providing!

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Tips Your Electrician Wants You to Know

January 28th, 2019

plug-in-outletWhen it comes to home safety, there’s a lot to consider. Most homeowners hear that term and think about home security—for example their alarm system and door locks. This is of course a very important part of making sure your home and family are protected, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about today.

Today, we want to give you some tips to keep you safe, from your electrical system. No, your wiring and electrical fixtures are not inherently dangerous. But they can be if you attempt electrical jobs on your own, or if you let old wiring go too long before being replaced. Keep reading for some electrical safety tips.

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5 Home Security Vulnerabilities You Didn’t Know You Had

January 14th, 2019

3d rendering of modern cozy house in chalet style with garage for sale or rent with many grass on lawn. Clear summer night with stars on the sky. Cozy warm light from windowPerhaps you read this title and thought, “Well, I have a burglar alarm, that’s probably enough… right?”

The fact that you’re here reading this indicates that you might have some doubts, and you should definitely be concerned when it comes to what’s probably your largest financial investment. You want to make sure it’s safe as possible, right? Well, this means ensuring that all the systems in your home work as they should, making sure your electrical wiring is up to code, and lastly, ensuring that your home security system in Waltham, MA is up-to-date.

If you haven’t already invested in a home security system, then this blog post is definitely for you. But before you just rush out and buy the first one you find or whatever you think you need, we implore you to read on to see what mistakes you may be making with your home security, so you know exactly what you need for when it comes time to purchase a system.

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Just How Much Does a Thermostat Impact Your Home Comfort?

December 31st, 2018

hand setting a thermostat down to 62 degreesYour thermostat isn’t something you probably give a lot of thought too, nor is a component related to your HVAC system something you might expect to read about on an electrical company’s blog. However, this is an extremely important part of your home comfort, more so than you may even realize.

Your thermostat is literally where you send instructions to your furnace or air conditioner and their blower fans. What homeowners don’t always realize is that even the smallest thermostat malfunction can create multiple issues for a furnace or air conditioner, leading to a drop in efficiency, a subsequent rise in electrical bills, and even potentially a broken down HVAC system.

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Is Degrading Electrical Wiring Threatening Your Household?

December 17th, 2018

Service technician testing a furnaceOf all the issues that could potentially threaten parts of your household, electrical problems are perhaps the most concerning. After all, while a plumbing problem can inflict water damage and a heating system issue could leave you uncomfortable for a couple of days, electrical wiring problems could cause electrocution and/or house fires.

It’s essential that you have a professional electrician in Andover, MA check the wiring in your home at least every few years. This will substantially decrease the likelihood that a severe problem will occur.

Even with this diligent maintenance, however, there’s still a chance an electrical wiring problem can happen, and therefore we urge all homeowners to be aware of the signs that their home has one. Should any of the following scenarios describe yours, give our team a call right away.

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Before Buying a Home Security System, Consider This

December 3rd, 2018

Photo of a young American couple sitting in front of their house, laughing.When it comes to protecting what’s probably your largest financial investment—your home—it stands to reason that you want to do everything you can to ensure it’s safe. This means many things. It means making sure all the systems and appliances in your home work as they should, your electrical wiring is up to code and not presenting any fire risks, you have proper locks on all the entrances to your home, and you have a good home security system in place.

Wait, what’s that? You haven’t invested in a home security system yet? The good news is, you’ve come to the right place! Before you rush out and buy what you think you need though, we urge you to partner with a leading home security company , and to consider all the factors that should go into a purchase of this nature. Read on!

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Do Storms Threaten Your Electrical System?

November 19th, 2018

white question mark on blue circle with white backgroundHave you ever noticed you find yourself replacing lightbulbs and appliances such as your microwave or toaster oven more often than you should have to? If this is the case, then there’s a pretty good chance that what you need for your home is proper surge protection. This is a vital step in protecting your household’s most important electronic devices!

But how do power surges occur? Well, for one thing, storms. And depending on the time of year, there’s a good chance you can experience one that really does a number on your home. Storms aren’t the only threat to your electrical power—which we’ll discuss more below—but are important to note in discussing the necessity of surge protection.

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How Can a Generator Help You Stay Safe?

November 5th, 2018

technicians installing generatorWinter may still be a ways off, but temperatures have already dropped to the point that you’ve likely already started prepping your home for the season. Hopefully, this included having your heating system maintained, and making sure that your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are functioning. On that note, it’s typically recommended that you test your detectors twice a year, and a good way to remember when to do it is when the time changes.

What else can you do to prepare, and make sure your home stays safe this winter? Well, if you don’t already have one, you can have a whole-house generator installed by professional electricians in Winchester, MA.

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Don’t Leave Your Home Vulnerable this Holiday Season!

October 22nd, 2018

Elegant ornate porch light glowing by front door, welcoming inviting sceneIt’s that time of year again! Okay, not quite yet, but chances are that if you plan to go anywhere on vacation this holiday season, or say, do any shopping, you’re probably budgeting and planning right about now. One thing too few homeowners think about, however, is the safety of their home while they’re gone.

Naturally, you want to do all that you can in order to decrease your risk of burglary or vandalism. The first step is to have a security system professionally installed. We’ve shared some information below, as well as additional tips to keep your home safe this holiday season.

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