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Generators: Your Defense Against a Blackout

Monday, January 30th, 2017

generators-defense-against-blackoutIf you’re not already there, imagine yourself sitting in your home right now, and the temperatures outside are showing no mercy. You can hear the wind howling outside and are grateful to be indoors, where you can enjoy the comforting warmth of your furnace or other heating system. Suddenly, the power goes out. No big deal, it’ll turn back on—right? Or, the generator will kick in. Oh wait, you don’t have a generator in your Wellesley, MA home? Well then, you’re in quite the predicament.

The Boston area isn’t exactly known for mild winters—we’ve weathered our fair amount of storms, one very recently, with harmful consequences as a result. Power loss is a very real risk when it comes to these strong storms, too. Perhaps you’re thinking “a couple hours won’t make a huge difference, we’ll be fine!” However, the thing about power outages and blackouts is that they are unpredictable, and may last days rather than hours.

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How Should I Fuel My Generator?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Equipping your home with a whole-house generator is a great way in which to ensure that your life can continue as normal in the event of a power outage, regardless of how long that outage may last. Of course, in addition to ensuring that your generator in Boston, MA is of the right size for your home, and that it is installed and serviced properly, you must also ensure that you are using the fuel that makes the most sense for your personal preferences and usage habits. Below you’ll find a brief description of several fuel options. Feel free to contact the generator experts at FB Electrical Services Inc. for more information.

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Why Should Homeowners Schedule Duct Testing?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Using air ducts in order to distribute both heated and cooled air throughout a building is one of the most common ways in which homeowners choose to keep their homes comfortable all year long. Doing so, of course, means that your air ducts are in play throughout the entire year. Are you certain that yours are in the condition necessary to perform their job precisely as intended? If not, give FB Electrical Services a call today. We are more than happy to thoroughly test your air ducts so that you know what kind of shape they are in. Once we have completed your duct testing in Somerville, we can go about resolving any problems that we may find with your air ducts. That way, you can heat and cool your home at peak performance and efficiency levels.

When you stop and think about it, you have likely seen very little of your air duct system. For the most part, your ductwork is hidden from view. The last thing that you want to do, though, in terms of your ductwork, is to develop an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude in regards to their condition. Leaky ductwork is one of the main sources of energy loss and low efficiency in many homes, and it is also one that professional duct testing can help to pinpoint the source of. When we test your air ducts, we can determine with certainty if it is compromised, and we’ll have the information we need in order to right whatever wrongs we may find.

Additionally, you should keep in mind the fact that problems with your indoor air quality may also stem from issues with your ductwork. It is not merely a matter of wasted energy. Should airborne pollutants be allowed to make their way into your air ducts, those very same ducts that you depend upon so much can actually distribute those pollutants throughout your home. Make the smart choice, and allow us to complete your duct testing services. You can live more comfortably, heat and cool your home more efficiently, and breathe air of a better quality when you air ducts are in great shape.

Professional duct testing in Somerville is the first step towards realizing these goals, so call FB Electrical Services today.

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Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.

So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:

  • Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
  • Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
  • Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at FB Electrical Services hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Be sure to bookmark the FB Electrical Services Inc. blog for updates on the latest advances in HVAC technology.

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Call FB Electrical Services Inc. for all your electrical, generator, lighting, air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, and commercial service needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Monday, July 14th, 2014

iMarket Solutions has launched FB Electrical Services Inc. a new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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