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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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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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Use Your Ceiling Fan to Your Advantage This Winter

Monday, December 4th, 2017

wooden ceiling fan on grey ceilingOne of our goals as professional Cambridge, MA electricians is to answer any questions you might have about your electrical system, and also provide you with tips and advice that can help you save money and feel more comfortable in your home. Today, we’d like to do just that by giving you a little wisdom about ceiling fans.

Ceiling fans help improve the efficiency of your HVAC systems—not just your air conditioner, but your forced-air heater too! This can help keep you warmer in the winter and help to save you money as well. Read on to discover how a ceiling fan improves both summertime comfort and winter comfort—and if you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

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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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How Can Thermostat Settings Impact Your HVAC Systems?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

a temperature gauge showing just the right temperatureAmong the many reasons you may need to hire a professional electrician in Cambridge, MA is because you need to have a thermostat hardwired to your central HVAC or heat pump system. Having your thermostat professionally installed and serviced is essential to ensuring reliable performance from your air conditioner or heater, throughout the year. Without this, you may have your thermostat improperly located, or calibrated, which can cause problems.

But proper thermostat installation is just the beginning. To save energy—and subsequently, money—it’s important to look at your thermostat settings. Since we’re currently in the throes of summer, we’d like to go over some tips with you on how your thermostat settings can impact your air conditioner, and why raising your settings during this time of the year is actually a really smart move.

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Why You Should Use Professionals for Your Outdoor Lighting Design

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

There are few better or more cost-effective ways to make the outside of your home and the surrounding property more attractive than with a new outdoor lighting design. New lighting will give your house a bright and fresh look, and landscape and walkway lighting will make the recreation areas around the home inviting and safer.

However, you should entrust the work of creating and installing outdoor lighting in Cambridge, MA to professionals. You can only reap the full benefits of an extensive redesign with the assistance of electrical experts with a background in creating effective lighting schemes for homes. One of the best places to turn when you want a new outdoor lighting design is FB Electrical Services.

Professionals will deliver the new lighting design you want

Setting up outdoor lighting isn’t as simple as hanging a few strands of lights, as you would for temporary holiday decorating. It involves making numerous important decisions and then installing the lights, electrical lines, and control devices that will make the system efficient, effective, and most important of all, attractive.

Only professionals have the full range of skills, as well as the equipment, to deliver the level of work necessary to realize the lighting scheme that you want. Many lighting designs depend on motion sensor-technology (popular for homeowners who want lighting for increased security), and others are created specifically with energy savings in mind. All of these installations take training and technical knowledge that you will only find in electricians.

You also need to rely on professionals to get the look right. Poor outdoor lighting installations can look glaring and ugly; trained designers know the right types of lamps to use and the ideal placements to create a spread of illumination that is both bright and attractive. The lighting professionals will take your general ideas and turn them into something they can realize practically—and even improve upon.

If you are interested in working with excellent electricians and lighting designers for your outdoor lightning in Cambridge, MA, contact FB Electrical Services or come visit our showroom near Boston, where we can show you some of the possibilities for giving a new life to your property and the exterior of your home. We back all our new installations with a 1-year labor warranty.

Since 2008 FB Electrical Services has offered comprehensive electrical services in Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, and we can help you get the most from your new outdoor lighting.

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