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Get the Most Out of Your Ceiling Fans this Summer!

Monday, July 17th, 2017

ceiling-fans-get-the-most-this-summerWhen it comes to serving the electrical needs of homeowners throughout the Boston area, we know our stuff. We’re always happy to assist you with any questions you may have, and provide money-saving advice that will also help you stay safe and feel more comfortable. For instance, we’d like to share with you how our ceiling fan services in Brighton, MA can help keep you cool and save you in energy costs.

The great thing about ceiling fans is not only can they help keep you comfortable in the summertime, but when winter rolls around they can help distribute heat, too. Keep reading to learn more about the functions of ceiling fans.

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Could Your Home Use an Electrical Upgrade?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

home-use-electrical-upgradeWe’re not just talking about upgrading your electrical panel—though, we’ll get to that in a bit. What we’re talking about here is making electrical upgrades to add to the visual appeal and functionality of your home. Of course, to do so would require professional Brighton, MA electrical services, which you needn’t look any further than right here to find.

In addition to making sure that your electrical system can handle any additional demand you may place on it during your time in your home, it makes since that you’d like to know how you can maintain or approve the visual appeal of your home, without taking anything away from its functionality. We have a few suggestions for electrical upgrades that achieve this.

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There Is Never a Bad Time for Generator Maintenance

Monday, April 24th, 2017

generator-maintenanceWhen people think about generator use, they’re likely to think about winter storms and major power outages that are more common that we would like to think it is in this part of the country. Generators keep lights on, and ensure that heaters stay running in the middle of a winter-related crisis.

Major outages, however, don’t limit themselves to just the winter months. Mother Nature can surprise us at any time, and therefore it’s important to make sure that our generators are always ready to keep important appliances running, whether it’s your air conditioner, refrigerator, or even medical devices that require electricity.

As spring progresses and temperatures begin to warm, now is a great time for Brighton, MA generator maintenance.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The question of whether or not to repair or replace a furnace can be a challenging one. However, there are some key factors that can help you decide which is best for you and your home. One thing to keep in mind is that heating system replacement is a great opportunity to increase your energy efficiency and comfort. Should you decide to replace your furnace in Brighton, make sure that you hire trained professionals to perform the installation. The experts at FB Electrical Services can install both electric and gas furnaces, so call us today!

Reasons to Consider Replacement

Here are some reasons why it may be better to replace than continue to repair your current furnace:

Constant Repairs

If your furnace needed a lot of repairs last winter, and you are looking at more repairs this winter, it may be time to consider replacement. Nursing an ailing furnace along can add up quickly, sometimes even up to the cost of a new furnace. You may need to determine where your money is better spent.

Rust/Corrosion

Furnaces do not use water in any way, so if your unit has considerable rust and corrosion on it, it may need to be replaced. If rust and/or corrosion is localized, it may be repairable, but if the corrosion is significant, it can’t be repaired. Excess corrosion can be dangerous in gas furnaces because cracks and holes can potentially leak toxic fumes, which are very dangerous to your household.

Age

Age always plays a role in whether or not it’s time for replacement, and for good reasons. Aging systems can be challenged to effectively and reliably heat your home, and often do not have good energy efficiency. The average lifespan of a gas furnace is 15-20 years; for electric furnaces, it’s 20-30 years. If your furnace is at or over the average lifespan, it may be time to consider replacement.

Your furnace should be reliable, energy efficient and provide the heating you need. If yours isn’t achieving these goals and is costing you money in excessive repairs, it may be time to consider furnace replacement in Brighton.

Call FB Electrical Services today and schedule an appointment for your furnace with one of our heating specialists.

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3 Common Boiler Repairs

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Boiler operated heating systems vary quite a bit from forced air systems like furnaces. Though there are some common issues that the two systems share, this also created a number of problems that are unique to boiler systems. Let’s take a look at some of the common repairs that boilers require.

Short-Cycling

Short-cycling is a common problem characterized by your unit turning on and off constantly. The most common cause of this is an oversized unit. If your boiler is too large for the size of your house, it creates a whole host of issues for your heating system. When your oversized boiler turns on, the excessive heat output causes the system to think it’s overheating. This causes it to turn the boiler off for safety reasons. The thermostat then tells it to turn back on, because the house is still too cold, and the cycle continues indefinitely. Call your HVAC technician if your boiler is experiencing short-cycling.

“Kettling”

Kettling is a unique issue to boilers in which the boiler will be very noisy during operation. Banging, gurgling, whistling, and other noises while the heat is on is characteristic of kettling. This is caused by the flow of water becoming restricted. This traps too much water in the boiler, where it begins to steam. This causes expansion and an increase in pressure on the boiler, which causes the noise. The common source of this restricted water flow is lime deposits in the boiler. If your boiler is making loud noises during operation, call an HVAC technician.

Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit

Everyone’s pilot light goes out on occasion. If you find that your pilot light is frequently going out, however, you may have a problem. This is usually caused by a bad thermocouple. The thermocouple is essentially a heat sensor that is designed to detect whether or not a pilot light is on. Normally, the thermocouple shuts off the flow of gas if the pilot light goes out. This is to prevent gas from flooding the area around your boiler. If the thermocouple is broken, however, it will shut the gas off even when the pilot light is on. This suffocates the pilot light. You’ll need an HVAC technician to diagnose and repair this issue.

If your boiler is acting up, call FB Electrical Services. We conduct heating repair throughout the Brighton area.

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