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

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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Test Your Smoke and CO Detectors for Optimal Home Safety

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Common plastic white home smoke detector alarm, preventing an abnormal smoke in the room from perhaps a fire with a sound very loud. In the image, there is a big fire in the room and there is smoke that rises to the ceiling where is placed the equipement. This one is mounted on wooden ceiling. For example in France country, those smoke detector are required since march 2015. On the sensor is written that we should not paint it, and direction to open or close it, there is the test button because we need to check it regularly, and a red led indicating that the battery inside is always good.Are you moving into a new home? Whether that’s the case or it’s just been awhile since you’ve even thought about your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors, now is the time to check them. At least, if you want to have a safe home!

The NFPA (National Fire Prevention Association) set forth guidelines stating that the typical three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a basement and an attic should have at least nine smoke detectors and four CO detectors. But even if you have this recommended number in your home, it doesn’t mean much if they aren’t working!

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Discover the Power of Fans before Summer Hits

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Spinning fan closeup.Imagine this scenario: It’s the middle of summer. You’ve come home after a long day of work, walked into your house, and found that the interior space is actually hotter than the air outside. Naturally, your instinct is to turn on your air conditioner, or switch on a couple fans and open the window. Maybe you have to wait awhile to get some of that cooler outdoor air, but eventually you’ll feel comfortable, right? What if we told you there was a better way?

Well—there is! Using a high-efficiency attic fan can help you enjoy optimal comfort in your living space, while cutting back on how much you use your air conditioner. This offers you a few benefits. Be sure to get in touch with our team to reach a professional Boston electrician who has the experience and training needed to install such a system.

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When You Should Consider a Generator Installation

Monday, February 12th, 2018

technicians installing generator systemWe’re right in the middle of a good ol’ Boston winter, which means that the weather can be as predictable as, well, the weather. As such, you could very well face some power outages over the next couple of months. This is probably pretty far down your priority list in the middle of a blizzard or some other winter weather events, but keeping the power on in the middle of a widespread outage is an important thing to consider.

Whether you have had to cope with power outages in your home in the past or live in an area where they are likely (hint: you do), a whole-house generator installation may be the perfect solution for you. Of course, these systems should only be installed by a qualified Boston, MA electrician, which is where our team comes in. Keep reading to learn more about these systems!

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Does Your Generator Need Service?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

two male technicians servicing a generatorIf there is any appliance you never want to fail in the middle of winter, it’s your generator. This system can be your literal lifeline in an emergency, providing your home with power, light, and heat whenever there’s a power outage or even with a bigger disaster strikes. But in order for it to function as it should, it has to be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

The only way to ensure this is the case is by getting it tested by a professional Cambridge, MA electrician on a routine basis, and having it promptly repaired in the event that something is wrong with it. Fortunately, we are here for you if you do need generator repairs, but how do you know if you need them to begin with? After all, it’s not like you run your generator on a regular basis!

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Dispelling Common Electricity Myths

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

two pronged electrical cordHere at FB Electrical Services, we provide quality electrical services and products. We want to ensure that you are well equipped with safe and effective electrical components whether it’s your home automation system, your indoor and outdoor lighting, or your kitchen appliances.

We also understand that electricity can be costly for the average homeowner, and we are more than happy to help you with energy saving tips. We’d also like to dispel some common electricity myths that could be wreaking havoc on your peace of mind, as well as your wallet. For additional information or to schedule reliable electrical services, reach out to an Andover, MA electrician on our team. In the meantime, read on to learn some of the most common electricity myths.

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Choosing a Heater: Should You Go With an Electric Model?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

dog sleeping on wood floor in front of radiatorWith our coldest weather just around the corner, now is the time to think about the best ways to stay warm. And if you’re on the market for a new heating system, there are a number of options to choose from. Options include gas powered systems, which are still very popular amongst homeowners. But there are many reasons one may choose an electric heater, such as a radiant heating system.

First and foremost, we want to mention how important it is that you hire a professional electrician in Cambridge, MA to complete any type of electrical installation or electric work, to ensure your safety and the protection of your home. Homeowners are sometimes quick to dismiss the idea of electric heating options, naming operational costs as a reason. It’s true, that electricity is higher in cost than using natural gas, but electric models do have their advantages.

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Is Your Heater Experiencing Any of These Electrical Problems?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Other parts of the country may be warming up and getting ready to use our air conditioners, but we’re still relying on our heaters to get us through more than a few chilly nights. So if yours begins to malfunction, you may start to panic. This is understandable, but know that if you’ve had your system maintained before the heating season began, it may likely not even be an issue with the system itself.

Instead, you may be in need of Newton, MA electrical wiring services for some component of your heater. Keep reading to learn more about how your heater can be impacted by electrical issues.

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How Can You Determine if Your Electrician is a Professional?

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

There are certain jobs you’ll do in your home over the years that require nothing but some basic knowledge and a YouTube video. Electrical work, however, is not one of these jobs. Electrical jobs can not only be dangerous, but can also lead to property damage if not done correctly.

But how do you go about finding a true professional? Certainly, you want a service provider you can trust to do the job correctly and safely, and you want a job you can rely on. Keep reading to learn more about what separates a professional electrician from the rest.

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Reasons to Contact a Commercial Electrician

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Owning commercial property comes with a wealth of responsibilities. It is up to the commercial property owner, for example, to ensure that the heating and cooling systems in their properties function properly so that everybody therein is comfortable throughout the year. The successful operation of the electrical system in any such property is also integral, and the failure to ensure the proper operation of an electrical system can not only drive up energy costs and result in serious inconvenience: it can also lead to unsafe situations. That is why you must hire a commercial electrician in Newton, MA for any commercial electrical services that you may need completed. If you encounter any such service needs, FB Electrical Services is here to guarantee that any necessary work is done right.

One of the main reasons that commercial property owners contact their commercial electricians is to have new equipment installed in their properties. It is important to remember that, handy as one may be, the installation of any sort of electrical equipment is something that only a trained, experienced professional can handle. There are far too many factors and variables to consider when installing any such equipment to entrust such a service to a novice or an amateur. It is vital that equipment of the appropriate power is used, and that it is wired into your electrical system with the utmost care. Otherwise, a service that is meant to be beneficial, such as the installation of a commercial ceiling fan, can result in reduced efficiency, the overloading of circuits, and other issues. Plus, it is possible that the installation process itself may damage your property if not handled by a qualified part.

Another reason to contact a professional commercial electrician is if you have any reason at all to believe that there is a problem with any component in your electrical system. Such problems may manifest in a number of different ways, all of which are best inspected and resolved and by professionals. You may not think that annoyingly frequent trips to the circuit breaker or a flickering light are all that serious. However, such issues can belie more serious problems which are just around the corner. By accepting even the most minor issues with a commercial electrical system as potential harbingers of more serious ones to come, you can avoid a lot of trouble down the road.

The long and short of it is this: it is always in your best interest to contact a professional commercial electrician in Newton, MA the moment that you realize you may require electrical services.

Whether for a planned installation, routine maintenance, or unforeseen repairs, professional expertise is requisite. Contact FB Electrical Services.

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