FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2017

Generators: Your Defense Against a Blackout

Monday, January 30th, 2017

generators-defense-against-blackoutIf you’re not already there, imagine yourself sitting in your home right now, and the temperatures outside are showing no mercy. You can hear the wind howling outside and are grateful to be indoors, where you can enjoy the comforting warmth of your furnace or other heating system. Suddenly, the power goes out. No big deal, it’ll turn back on—right? Or, the generator will kick in. Oh wait, you don’t have a generator in your Wellesley, MA home? Well then, you’re in quite the predicament.

The Boston area isn’t exactly known for mild winters—we’ve weathered our fair amount of storms, one very recently, with harmful consequences as a result. Power loss is a very real risk when it comes to these strong storms, too. Perhaps you’re thinking “a couple hours won’t make a huge difference, we’ll be fine!” However, the thing about power outages and blackouts is that they are unpredictable, and may last days rather than hours.

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3 Reasons Your Generator May Need Service

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Generators can serve as literal lifesavers in the event of an emergency—providing power, light, and heat whenever a disaster strikes. But to be able to do its job, it has to be ready to go right when the situation demands it. This means making sure it’s well maintained, and repaired quickly when service is needed. Of course, this also means that you need to know when your generator needs repair service. Keep reason for 3 reasons that this may be the case.

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Signs Your Home Is in Need of Electrical Repair

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The electrical system of your home is one of its most important components, and also one of the most hazardous. Frayed wires, loose connections, and similar issues can crop up almost anywhere in your home, and dry air that we often get in the winter can make it even worse.

Without appropriate, and safe, repairs, frayed wires or loose connections can short out important appliances or even start a fire. It’s important to remember, too, that only a highly trained and experienced electrician should attempt repairs on this system. But how do you know if you even need repairs? Are there any tell-tale signs? Yes! Keep reading to learn more.

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Electrical Trouble!

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

When’s the last time you gave much thought to your home’s electrical system? Chances are that unless you’ve experienced a power outage or you’ve had circuit breakers tripping on a regular basis, it was not very recently. It’s important to realize that frayed wires, loose connections, and similar electrical problems are not unique to any one type of household—anyone can experience these problems.

Without appropriate repairs, these problems can short out important appliances or even start a fire. When it comes to repairing electrical problems though, you should only trust a trained and licensed electrician, such as the members of our staff. But the only way to know it’s time to give us a call for repairs is if you know the signs that a repair is needed in the first place. Keep reading to learn about these indicators.

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These Signs Indicate It Is Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Many homeowners don’t realize just how much danger their home could be in if they have a faulty or outdated electrical panel. This panel is where the main power line from outside the home enters and is routed through the electrical system. It also disconnects circuits if excess electricity flows through them by tripping circuit breakers. However, if a panel starts to malfunction to the point that it can’t operate correctly, then you could be at risk for a major outage or even electrical fires.

If you have an aging service panel, then it is imperative that you pay attention to the signs that it’s time for an upgrade—before it fails completely. If you notice any of the below warning signs, be sure to call a professional electrician to immediately inspect the panel and see if repairs will be sufficient or if an upgrade is necessary.

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