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Time to Check Your Generator for Repair Needs

Monday, June 18th, 2018

generator-being-repairedAmong the various appliances and systems you just can’t do without—like an air conditioner in the summertime—generators are at the top of the list. Your whole-house generator is an emergency system, and if it fails to start up or starts malfunctioning when you need it the most, your situation could be worse than just an inconvenience.

The best way to prevent generator problems and to avoid a generator completely breaking down on you is to schedule preventive maintenance for it on an annual basis. This gives our technician the chance to ensure that any problems are dealt with before they grow worse. Make sure to watch out for any signs that your generator is developing problems between maintenance sessions though. The sooner you recognize a problem and call for electrical repair in Dover, MA, the better off (and more reliable) your generator will be.

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These Signs Indicate It Is Time to Upgrade Your Electrical Panel

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Many homeowners don’t realize just how much danger their home could be in if they have a faulty or outdated electrical panel. This panel is where the main power line from outside the home enters and is routed through the electrical system. It also disconnects circuits if excess electricity flows through them by tripping circuit breakers. However, if a panel starts to malfunction to the point that it can’t operate correctly, then you could be at risk for a major outage or even electrical fires.

If you have an aging service panel, then it is imperative that you pay attention to the signs that it’s time for an upgrade—before it fails completely. If you notice any of the below warning signs, be sure to call a professional electrician to immediately inspect the panel and see if repairs will be sufficient or if an upgrade is necessary.

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Would a Portable Generator Benefit You?

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

With snowy weather not that far off, it’s time to start thinking about whether or not you are prepared should a heavy storm hit and wipe out your home’s power. Ideally, you’d be equipped with a recently maintained and fully functioning whole-house generator. However, not all people have this option.

Perhaps you are renting your home and the homeowners don’t allow an installation of this kind, or you live in an apartment complex. Fortunately, there is still an option for you: the portable generator. This system gives you a peace of mind, transportability, and is friendlier on your budget than a whole-house generator. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits associated with portable generators.

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3 Reasons Why Your Generator May Need Repair

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Your generator can literally be a lifesaver during an emergency, providing you with power, light, and heat when a disaster strikes or a blizzard renders your neighborhood powerless. However, in order for it to do its job effectively and efficiently, it has to be ready to go on a moment’s notice.

This means that it should be tested routinely, and repaired when needed. The good news is that if you do need repairs, we are here to help. But in what cases would you need this service? Keep reading for 3 reasons your generator may need repair.

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Do I Need a UV Air Purifier if I Have an Electronic Air Cleaner?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Were you aware that the air quality inside your home can be worse than that of the outdoors? While this is especially prevalent in spring, fall isn’t exactly a walk in the park. The change of seasons kicks up many allergens and debris that can make even the healthiest person ill.

Before you think, “Well I change the air filter in my HVAC system on a regular basis, so isn’t that enough?” consider this: Your HVAC system’s air filter is there to protect the inside components of the system, not your indoor air.

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Reasons to Consider a Driveway Heating System Installation

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Even though our weather has been unseasonably warm as of lately, that doesn’t mean that fall tasks should be ignored. Fall is the perfect time to review whether your heating system needs replacement, prep your home for the cooler weather eventually to come, and install systems that can help make winter a bit more bearable when it does hit. One of these systems is a driveway heating system.

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What You Need to Know About Rewiring a Basement

Monday, August 8th, 2016

When it comes to DIY jobs, electrical wiring is one thing that you should avoid. Most wiring or rewiring jobs are incredibly complex, and require the expertise of trained and licensed professional electricians, such as the members of our staff. You also don’t want to trust this job to an amateur or a general “handyman” as they most likely lack the necessary training to do the job right.

One of the most popular rewiring jobs people choose to proceed with is finishing their basement, which requires a good amount of rewiring throughout. Keep reading to learn more about what this type of job requires, and why you should only trust the professionals to complete it.

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5 Signs that it’s Time to Rewire Your Home

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Outdated or insufficient wiring is so much more than an inconvenience; it’s a safety hazard. There is a much higher consumption of electricity today than ever before, meaning that you need wiring that can meet these increasing demands.

Rewiring is a major job—and one that should only be handled by professional electricians—however it can be vital to keeping you and your family safe. But how do you know if it’s time to rewire your home? Be aware of the following 5 signs.

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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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Should You Invest In a Home Security System?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

If you live in a safe neighborhood, or if you have a dog, you may not feel the need for a security system. But nobody is immune it burglary or vandalism. Typically when a home invasion occurs, the victims “never thought something like this” would happen to them. To best protect your valuables—and more importantly, your family—you should invest in a quality home security system. Is it really necessary though?

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