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

Is Whole-House Surge Protection Really Necessary?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

In recent years, homeowners throughout the country have becoming increasingly reliant on appliances and electronic devices. Many don’t realize this, but that means that the electrical demands we are placing on our homes are much higher than they used to be, and our homes may not be well-equipped to handle it.

You may use small, portable surge protectors or power strips in your home to plug in things like your TV, or computer equipment. However, this is typically not sufficient enough to really protect your home and electronics against the dangers of power surges. Fortunately, there is a solution—whole-house surge protection.

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FAQ: Answering Your Commercial Generator Questions

Monday, December 19th, 2016

One of the most devastating things that can happen to your business is an extended loss of power. Without power, you lose valuable business hours and revenue. Business interruptions of this nature are not necessary though, even if it’s the result of a strong snowstorm.

Being well-equipped with a quality commercial generator is essential to keeping your business running effectively and efficiently during a severe power outage. Understandably, you may have questions before purchasing such a system. We’ve tackled a couple of our most frequently asked below.

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Your Commercial Parking Lot: Why Good Lighting is So Important

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Whether you own a business or a commercial space used for residential living, there are a number of things you are responsible for doing to ensure the safety and well-being of the building’s tenants. This includes providing proper lighting both inside and outside the space. Your building, complex, or shopping center’s parking lot lighting is a huge part of this, and it’s not just about safety, either.

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Would a Portable Generator Benefit You?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

With snowy weather not that far off, it’s time to start thinking about whether or not you are prepared should a heavy storm hit and wipe out your home’s power. Ideally, you’d be equipped with a recently maintained and fully functioning whole-house generator. However, not all people have this option.

Perhaps you are renting your home and the homeowners don’t allow an installation of this kind, or you live in an apartment complex. Fortunately, there is still an option for you: the portable generator. This system gives you a peace of mind, transportability, and is friendlier on your budget than a whole-house generator. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits associated with portable generators.

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Don’t Overload Your Electrical System This Holiday Season

Monday, December 5th, 2016

As the weather cools off and we progress into December, you may be thinking of decorating the inside and outside of your home with holiday lights. One very important factor to keep in mind, though, is that the wiring in most homes—particularly older homes—is not properly equipped to handle the increased electrical demand placed on it by holiday lighting. Wires and connections can become corroded or loose over the years, only adding to the problem.

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