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5 Home Security Vulnerabilities You Didn’t Know You Had

Monday, January 14th, 2019

3d rendering of modern cozy house in chalet style with garage for sale or rent with many grass on lawn. Clear summer night with stars on the sky. Cozy warm light from windowPerhaps you read this title and thought, “Well, I have a burglar alarm, that’s probably enough… right?”

The fact that you’re here reading this indicates that you might have some doubts, and you should definitely be concerned when it comes to what’s probably your largest financial investment. You want to make sure it’s safe as possible, right? Well, this means ensuring that all the systems in your home work as they should, making sure your electrical wiring is up to code, and lastly, ensuring that your home security system in Waltham, MA is up-to-date.

If you haven’t already invested in a home security system, then this blog post is definitely for you. But before you just rush out and buy the first one you find or whatever you think you need, we implore you to read on to see what mistakes you may be making with your home security, so you know exactly what you need for when it comes time to purchase a system.

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Before Buying a Home Security System, Consider This

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Photo of a young American couple sitting in front of their house, laughing.When it comes to protecting what’s probably your largest financial investment—your home—it stands to reason that you want to do everything you can to ensure it’s safe. This means many things. It means making sure all the systems and appliances in your home work as they should, your electrical wiring is up to code and not presenting any fire risks, you have proper locks on all the entrances to your home, and you have a good home security system in place.

Wait, what’s that? You haven’t invested in a home security system yet? The good news is, you’ve come to the right place! Before you rush out and buy what you think you need though, we urge you to partner with a leading home security company , and to consider all the factors that should go into a purchase of this nature. Read on!

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Don’t Leave Your Home Vulnerable this Holiday Season!

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Elegant ornate porch light glowing by front door, welcoming inviting sceneIt’s that time of year again! Okay, not quite yet, but chances are that if you plan to go anywhere on vacation this holiday season, or say, do any shopping, you’re probably budgeting and planning right about now. One thing too few homeowners think about, however, is the safety of their home while they’re gone.

Naturally, you want to do all that you can in order to decrease your risk of burglary or vandalism. The first step is to have a security system professionally installed. We’ve shared some information below, as well as additional tips to keep your home safe this holiday season.

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How to Prevent Electrical Fires

Monday, August 27th, 2018

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We’ll start by saying, the #1 thing you can do to prevent electrical fires is to hire a professional electrician for any installations or wiring jobs. Trying to tackle electrical jobs on your own, or trusting an inexperienced amateur for the job, could not only leave you with less desirable results, but it can be a safety hazard, too.

So whether it’s adding in some lighting, doing a full scale remodel, or even having your Boston, MA fire alarm hardwired and interconnected to the other security systems in your home, you want to trust a trained and experienced electrician. What are some other steps you can take?

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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.

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FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Is Now a NOON Dealer

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Are you looking for a different kind of lighting experience in your home? Or perhaps you weren’t even aware of the numerous options available to you to create the perfect ambience in your living space, for whatever your needs may be.

Whether you’re hosting a movie night, want to highlight artwork on a wall, reading a book under a desk lamp or want to set the mood for a gathering, NOON delivers everything you need.

FB Integrated Solutions Inc. is now a NOON dealer, so reach out to our team today to discuss your installation!

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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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Do I Really Need to Hardwire My Fire Alarm?

Monday, April 23rd, 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.Chances are you already know how important it is to have a working Boston, MA fire alarm in each room of your home. It’s not just one of those things that’s a “good idea to have”—it’s an absolute necessity. What many homeowners may not realize, however, is that they should have their fire alarms hardwired into their electrical system, too.

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Do You Have a Whole House Generator Installed Yet?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

installing a 17 day whole house emergency generator for hurricane season. rrWhen you think of widespread power outages, you probably think of storms—maybe blizzard-like conditions. It’s true that stormy weather does certainly increase the risk of power outages. However, power outages can happen during any time of the year, and they can’t always be predicted how long they will last.

No matter what time of the year it is, keeping your lights and other electrical devices on during a power outage is important, and even if you only ever have to deal with a couple power outages throughout the course of your homeownership, you’d do well to consider a Boston, MA generator installation.

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How to Improve Your Home’s Nighttime Aesthetics

Monday, March 26th, 2018

outdoor lighting illuminating walkwayHow’s your home landscaping looking? Does it serve the function that you intended it to? Maybe you would like there to be more lights so you can better entertain. Or perhaps you want to spend more time on your patio with your family once the weather warms up.

As spring begins, it makes this time of the year the perfect time to think about any additions or upgrades you might want to make to your home, including a potential Boston, MA outdoor lights installation.

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