FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Blog : Archive for December, 2018

Just How Much Does a Thermostat Impact Your Home Comfort?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

hand setting a thermostat down to 62 degreesYour thermostat isn’t something you probably give a lot of thought too, nor is a component related to your HVAC system something you might expect to read about on an electrical company’s blog. However, this is an extremely important part of your home comfort, more so than you may even realize.

Your thermostat is literally where you send instructions to your furnace or air conditioner and their blower fans. What homeowners don’t always realize is that even the smallest thermostat malfunction can create multiple issues for a furnace or air conditioner, leading to a drop in efficiency, a subsequent rise in electrical bills, and even potentially a broken down HVAC system.

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Is Degrading Electrical Wiring Threatening Your Household?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Service technician testing a furnaceOf all the issues that could potentially threaten parts of your household, electrical problems are perhaps the most concerning. After all, while a plumbing problem can inflict water damage and a heating system issue could leave you uncomfortable for a couple of days, electrical wiring problems could cause electrocution and/or house fires.

It’s essential that you have a professional electrician in Andover, MA check the wiring in your home at least every few years. This will substantially decrease the likelihood that a severe problem will occur.

Even with this diligent maintenance, however, there’s still a chance an electrical wiring problem can happen, and therefore we urge all homeowners to be aware of the signs that their home has one. Should any of the following scenarios describe yours, give our team a call right away.

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Before Buying a Home Security System, Consider This

Monday, 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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