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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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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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