FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

How Your Thermostat Habits Impact Your AC Efficiency

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Stock image of hand adjusting thermostatBoston summers can be quite enjoyable. But let’s face it, they get hot, and that heat can become unbearable after a while. This is particularly true if you’re coming home to a living space that’s not as cool as it should be, whether that is because you left your AC off all day, or you don’t have a properly functioning AC. As a result, maybe you’re tempted to set the thermostat as low as it will possibly go to get cool, fast!

This is a mistake, although many homeowners try this as a solution to beat the heat. First let us start by saying, the Department of Energy recommends a temperature setting during the summer of 78°F, as this is the temperature the average person is comfortable with. If you keep setting yours lower and lower to try to get cooler faster, you won’t be satisfied. And if you’re doing so and don’t feel cooler air at all, let alone faster, there might be something wrong with your air conditioner! We’ll get to that in a moment.

Continue Reading

Is it Ever Too Late to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The short answer to this question is, no. There’s no written rule saying that you have to wait until a certain time of year to replace your air conditioner. Summer may almost be over but temperatures are still staying fairly warm, and as such you want a properly functioning system.

It’s actually better to plan an air conditioner replacement than to suddenly need one due to an unexpected breakdown, for your convenience and comfort. Do be sure, however, that you schedule your air conditioning replacement with a skilled, trained and licensed HVAC professional, such as one of the members of our team.

Continue Reading

Beware These Common AC Electrical Problems

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Air conditioning systems are complex electro-magnetic appliances that can very easily have an electrical issue develop at one time or another. If there is any time that safety trumps convenience, it’s when you have an electrical problem. So, be sure to contact the professionals on our team if you suspect you have an AC electrical problem, as our staff is highly trained and licensed to do this type of work. First though, you should understand what some of the most common AC electrical problems are.

Continue Reading

Air Conditioning Issues to Watch for This Summer

Monday, June 27th, 2016

With summer officially here, there’s no ignoring that temperatures are only going to climb. In order to stay as cool as possible during this time of year, then you have to have a great working air conditioning system installed in your home.

However, purchasing a highly efficient air conditioner and having it expertly installed is only just the beginning. Every air conditioner is a mechanical system, which is going to be prone to occasional operational issues. Keep reading to learn what air conditioning issues you want to watch out for this summer.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Do I Need Multiple Nest Thermostats to Use in Each Temperature Zone?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

With a Nest thermostat, you can enjoy a lot of benefits made possible by the utilization of smart thermostat technology. Some of the more common questions that we hear regarding the use of Nest thermostats is whether or not they are compatible with zoned heating and cooling systems, and whether one Nest thermostat can replace the multiple thermostats that zone controlled systems typically use. We’ve got the answers for you in the following post, so read on and remember to schedule your thermostat services in Dover, MA with a member of our staff. We’ll make sure that you’re able to regulate temperatures effectively and reliably.

Continue Reading

Why You Should Schedule Air Conditioning Repairs Immediately

Monday, August 31st, 2015

A damaged air conditioner is quite alarming when the heat of the summer is in full swing; however, you must not ignore signs of trouble with your air conditioning system just because the cooling season is approaching its endpoint. Waiting to schedule air conditioning repairs in Boston, MA is not advisable, even if you don’t foresee using your system much more throughout the remainder of our summer months. As you’ll see below, it is always in your best interest to have your system evaluated and repaired by a trained professional in a prompt manner. To do so, remember that you need only call upon the AC repair professionals here at FB Electrical Services Inc.

Continue Reading

How Changing Your Air Filter Regularly Benefits You

Monday, July 27th, 2015

All air conditioning systems require routine, professional maintenance if they are to function at peak performance and efficiency levels. When it comes to AC maintenance, homeowners themselves have a relatively hands-off role to play, leaving the majority of the work to trained technicians. Changing one’s air filter as per manufacturer recommendation, though, is a major exception to this rule. By changing your air filter regularly, you can benefit yourself and your air conditioning system in Dover, MA greatly. Below you’ll find a brief discussion of some of these benefits. To learn more about your air filter and how to replace it, or to schedule any other home cooling services that you may require, contact FB Electrical Services Inc. today.

Continue Reading

How Ductless Cooling Can Save You Money

Monday, July 6th, 2015

If you’ve been perusing available air conditioning systems for installation in your home, then you’ve likely come across the ductless air conditioning option already. You may also have noticed that ductless mini splits have a relatively high price tag when compared to basic central AC systems. While it is true that ductless cooling is not the cheapest option to consider as far as the initial investment goes, it is important that you consider the myriad of ways in which a ductless air conditioner in Boston, MA can save you money throughout the summer season – and even throughout the year. Contact FB Electrical Services Inc. today if you think that going ductless may be right for your next cooling system.

Continue Reading