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

Is Whole-House Surge Protection Really Necessary?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

professional electrician at homeowner's doorIn recent years, homeowners throughout the country have become increasingly dependent on a number of electronic devices and appliances. When you couple this with thunderstorms and other inclement weather events that occur in our parts, the risk of power surges has increased. Power surges actually pose a much larger threat to your appliances and electronics than you may realize.

Perhaps you have a small, portable surge protector, that you plug your TV, stereo, and computer equipment into. Unfortunately, this is just not enough to offer you the level of protection you really need for your home. The answer is a whole-house surge protection system, installed by a professional electrician in Waltham, MA.

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How Can Thermostat Settings Impact Your HVAC Systems?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

a temperature gauge showing just the right temperatureAmong the many reasons you may need to hire a professional electrician in Cambridge, MA is because you need to have a thermostat hardwired to your central HVAC or heat pump system. Having your thermostat professionally installed and serviced is essential to ensuring reliable performance from your air conditioner or heater, throughout the year. Without this, you may have your thermostat improperly located, or calibrated, which can cause problems.

But proper thermostat installation is just the beginning. To save energy—and subsequently, money—it’s important to look at your thermostat settings. Since we’re currently in the throes of summer, we’d like to go over some tips with you on how your thermostat settings can impact your air conditioner, and why raising your settings during this time of the year is actually a really smart move.

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