FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Blog : Archive for May, 2016

Should You Install a Ductless Cooling System?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Making sure that you have a good HVAC system is a top priority for most homeowners throughout the country. The most common type of air conditioning system is the traditional, central AC unit, which used a series of ducts in order to push cool air throughout your home.

There is another type of AC system that can benefit almost any homeowner though: the ductless mini-split air conditioner. When it comes to installing a new system or replacing the air conditioner you already have, there are many reasons to consider a ductless system, which we’ve highlighted below.

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Could it Be Time to Replace Your AC?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Replacing a major appliance in your home is never a fun—or a cheap—experience. However as cooling systems age, repairs become obsolete and sure enough your system eventually breaks down, requiring a full air conditioner replacement.

But how do you know when enough is enough when it comes to repairs? There’s no flashing neon sign letting you know that it’s time for a system replacement, and yet delaying replacement could mean dealing with an inefficient system that keeps making your utility bills rise. We’ve shared a few signs below that you can look out for, which indicate it may be time for a replacement.

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Voice-Activated Smart Home Security with Amazon Echo

Monday, May 16th, 2016

One of our main products we offer our customers is security automation for their home or business. Automated security devices help ensure that you are living and working in a safer, more secure environment. However, not every system will suit everybody’s needs. This is why we offer a variety of different products, including the new Alarm.com Alexa Skill.

This home security automation device provides you with a hands-free, digital assistant for your home that’s fully integrated with the Alarm.com platform. This new product is ideal if you already have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device such as Echo, Dot and Tap. You can now ask your Alarm.com powered system to perform automation commands or check the status of their connected devices.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Smoke Detectors?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Is your smoke detector hard-wired into your electrical system? Doing so has many benefits, including the fact that you never have to worry about the battery going dead—though battery backup is a wise choice as well. However, just like any other appliance or home security system, your hard-wired smoke detectors do experience wear and tear over the years, and eventually will need to be replaced. How do you know when it’s time though?

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Should You Invest In a Home Security System?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

If you live in a safe neighborhood, or if you have a dog, you may not feel the need for a security system. But nobody is immune it burglary or vandalism. Typically when a home invasion occurs, the victims “never thought something like this” would happen to them. To best protect your valuables—and more importantly, your family—you should invest in a quality home security system. Is it really necessary though?

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