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Why Should Your Home Theater Be Installed by a Pro?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Family eating pizza and watching TV on sofaMost homeowners understand why they should only trust a professional for big electrical wiring jobs—such as the installation of a complete electrical system within a new home. Not only can working with electricity be dangerous, but professionally trained electricians have the training and knowledge on how to keep up with electrical codes and building codes in your area.

But what about a Boston, MA home theater installation? Do you really need a pro for that? Well, yes.

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Follow These Smart Home Automation Safety Tips

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Home automation allows homeowners throughout the country to live with far more conveniences than ever before. In addition to being able to remotely control the comfort of your home, you can also make your home safer with security automation. Smart home security automation has numerous benefits and can incorporate a number of options into its design.

However, if you don’t understand how to utilize these features you may not be using your system safely or at least to the best of its ability. To ensure that you are getting the most from your home automation security system, be sure to consider the following tips.

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How Can Zone Control Save You Money on Heating?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

If you’ve been trying to save a little bit of money on your heating bills, shutting off the heater every day for a short while certainly isn’t the most comfortable way to do so. If you feel you’re running out of ways to save a few bucks on your heating bills, you might consider installing a zone control system. A zone control system involves investing in an initial installation, but the results for your comfort and for your bills should very well be worth it. Zone control allows you and your family members to control the level of heating in one area of the home individually from the others, for maximum comfort and savings.

A zone control system involves the installation of dampers throughout the ductwork. These dampers are installed in different areas, or zones, of the home—in as many places as you would like to vary the temperature. Each damper is wired to its own thermostat, and they also all connect to one master thermostat capable of controlling all of the dampers at once. When you raise or lower the temperature in a particular zone, the damper that leads to that area opens or closes to allow more or less airflow.

This is only a job for a professional as it involves knowledge of duct design and the proper methods of dismantling the ducts and sealing them to protect against leaks. But once you get a new zone control system, you’ll notice the benefits right away. If there is an area of the home that goes unoccupied throughout the day or night, you can shut off the heat in that area only to save on your utilities.

You can also use zone control to adjust the heating throughout a house with multiple floors or a unique architectural design or feature that makes even heating difficult. Sometimes, the way your home is designed makes it difficult for heat to distribute evenly in every room. But with zone control, you can make sure that each area is the same with separate thermostats that ensure that room is heated to the desired temperature. As an added bonus, you’ll never have to hear the people in your home bicker about the temperature in the house when they can control their own area individually, and you get zone cooling in the summer as well for year-long savings.

Call the heating and air conditioning professionals at FB Electrical Services to learn how you can get zone heating in Newton today.

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Getting Started with Home Automation

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Have you every considering making your home smarter? What if you could remotely control your lights from your smartphone, or arm your home security system from the comfort of your upstairs bedroom? What if you could control your home heating and cooling while at work? Home automation systems are quickly becoming popular options for homeowners looking to improve their energy efficiency ratings as well as the comfort and convenience of their homes. Indeed, there are plenty of options when it comes to home automation, but all of that is contingent upon the quality of the integration with the various HVAC, security and electrical equipment in your home. You need a professional to advise you about what would work best for the unique circumstances of your home. We’re happy to oblige you, but first consider some of the benefits of home automation.

  • Energy Efficiency. We live in an energy-conscious society, and many of today’s products are designed specifically to reduce the amount of energy that you use on a daily basis during your tasks around the house. Home automation is an advanced way to control your energy consumption. Whether you’re eager to optimize your HVAC system remotely on your smartphone to make sure no one is cranking up the heating or cooling unnecessarily, or you want your lights programmed to cut down on your electrical bill, home automation gives you plenty of options.
  • Comfort. Your home is a place where you want to kick back and relax, whether watching a film with the family or luxuriating on the sofa. Home automation gives you the ability to optimize your home according to your exact comfort requirements. By consolidating your access to the various systems of your home, you can greatly improve your home comfort.
  • Security. Home automation often goes hand in hand with improved home security. Whether you want to be able to monitor your home on your tablet device with video surveillance, or you want to check up on the status of your home while on vacation, home automation gives you full control over your home security.

Call FB Electrical Services Inc. today to learn more about your options for home automation.            

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