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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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What to Look for when Selecting a Commercial Electrician

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Choosing a commercial electrician is a bit different from choosing a residential one. You likely have a much larger and more complex infrastructure than most homes. You almost certainly have less time to meddle around with unnecessary follow up visits and poorly done jobs. You have a business to run, and that means that any electrical work has to be done right the first time, preferably as quickly as possible. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what you should look for when selecting a commercial electrician.


There are many things that home and commercial electrical systems share, and a home electrician might be able to figure out a few ways to help a commercial system. However, the stakes for repairing a commercial business system are much higher than a home system. If the commercial electrical grid experiences problems, it could severely interfere with your daily operations. No business owner want to have to shut down for a day because the electricity is out. As such, it pays to choose an electrician who is qualified to service commercial electrical systems.


As with any kind of professional service, you’ll want to pick a commercial electrician that offers a wide variety of services. As previously mentioned, a commercial electrical system is more complex on average than home systems. It needs to be able to run a much larger number of appliances reliably, and do so for a much longer time compared to smaller systems. That means more and different parts in each system, with each requiring a separate set of procedures to maintain and repair it. The more services a commercial electrician offers, the more likely it is that he or she will be able to address any possible issues that may arise with your system. After all, you probably don’t want to have to switch between two or three different electricians, depending on what is wrong with your system.

If you’d like to know more about what to look for in a commercial electrician, call FB Electrical Services. We provide commercial services throughout Somerville, MA.

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Why You Should Rely on Specialists for Commercial Heating Services

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

If you own or manage a commercial property in Boston, you need a high performance but efficient heating system that can keep up with a heavy workload. That’s why it’s important to regularly schedule commercial heating services, such as maintenance every year to keep your unit in top shape, repairs whenever you notice problems, and new installation when it’s time for your older unit to go.

When you decide it’s time to schedule services for your building’s heating system, be sure to contact professionals with experience with larger HVAC equipment. Residential technicians simply don’t have the means to address every potential problem with a larger heating system, and there are many advantages to choosing professionals for the job.

Professional Tools and Knowledge

A professional technician will come prepared with the right equipment to do the job (unless they encounter an unforeseeable issue). If you need a new heating system, an experienced technician may have many of the components on hand and knows where to order any additional components. And commercial repairs and maintenance may require additional equipment over some residential systems.

Experience with Packaged Systems and Boilers

Commercial heating systems are not only different because of their size; they are also generally constructed in a different manner. Commercial boilers are large and complex and require careful installation and repairs to ensure they last for years to come. A packaged heating unit, another heating option, usually contains all of the elements of your business’s heating and cooling system. You need technicians familiar with the layout of this cabinet so that they can quickly locate parts and make any necessary repairs.

Familiarity with Complex Ductwork and Piping

Finally, the ductwork of a commercial property may be more complex than a residential system’s ducts. Your technician must be able to understand the layout of the ducts and any zone control installed in your forced-air heating system. If you own a commercial boiler, your technician must be able to inspect the length of piping that allows hot water to move through the building.

When you need commercial heating services in Boston, trust the commercial specialists at FB Electrical Services.

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