FB Integrated Solutions Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Electrician’

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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Is Degrading Electrical Wiring Threatening Your Household?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Service technician testing a furnaceOf all the issues that could potentially threaten parts of your household, electrical problems are perhaps the most concerning. After all, while a plumbing problem can inflict water damage and a heating system issue could leave you uncomfortable for a couple of days, electrical wiring problems could cause electrocution and/or house fires.

It’s essential that you have a professional electrician in Andover, MA check the wiring in your home at least every few years. This will substantially decrease the likelihood that a severe problem will occur.

Even with this diligent maintenance, however, there’s still a chance an electrical wiring problem can happen, and therefore we urge all homeowners to be aware of the signs that their home has one. Should any of the following scenarios describe yours, give our team a call right away.

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Do You Have the Right Outlets Installed in the Right Places?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

electrical-outlet-and-cover-plateIf you have an older home, or are interested in having renovations done on a newer property, then there will come a time, sooner than later, that you need to contact a professional electrician in Waltham, MA for outlet installation. When that time comes, do you know how to choose which outlets are best, and where?

This is not as easy a task as just hopping in a standard hardware store and picking up the most affordable thing you can find—you will want to factor in what is safest for your living space.

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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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When You Should Consider a Generator Installation

Monday, February 12th, 2018

technicians installing generator systemWe’re right in the middle of a good ol’ Boston winter, which means that the weather can be as predictable as, well, the weather. As such, you could very well face some power outages over the next couple of months. This is probably pretty far down your priority list in the middle of a blizzard or some other winter weather events, but keeping the power on in the middle of a widespread outage is an important thing to consider.

Whether you have had to cope with power outages in your home in the past or live in an area where they are likely (hint: you do), a whole-house generator installation may be the perfect solution for you. Of course, these systems should only be installed by a qualified Boston, MA electrician, which is where our team comes in. Keep reading to learn more about these systems!

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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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Consider Radiant Heating for Your Home

Monday, October 9th, 2017

a family home in the suburbs on a sunny winter day.It’s that time of year. You know, the time of year where we begin to prepare for cold weather. With fall officially here, temperatures are beginning to cool down and you’ve likely started preparing your home for this as well, by protecting your pipes from freezing, ensuring your heating system is ready for the cold, maintaining other home components, and more. One thing you might not have considered yet, however, is the installation of a radiant heating system.

Before we go any further, we want to stress how important it is that when you do choose to have such a system installed, you only hire a professional Waltham, MA electrician for the job. Hiring an amateur can lead to costly mistakes, and even injuries that you could be held liable for.

When we talk about radiant heating, we aren’t just talking about a heating system to keep you warm, though there is an effective radiant heating system for that, but rather ways to protect the exterior of your home during our long and cold winters. Keep reading to learn more!

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Qualities to Look for in a Professional Electrician

Monday, September 11th, 2017

electrician working on wiresIn the internet-savvy society we live in today, it’s very easy to go online and find a service professional for just about any job you need done in your household. However, how do you find the one that will do the job at the best quality? When it comes to rewiring your home, upgrading an electrical panel, or even having light fixtures installed it will cost you to go with an amateur. So how can you avoid making this mistake?

If you’re searching for a professional Andover, MA electrician, you may be wondering just this. How do you decide on the right electrical company for the job? Fortunately for you, we’ve listed a few qualities below that you should keep an eye out for when searching for an electrician. We’re proud to live up to the expectations of our current clients, and look forward to doing the same for you.

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Is Whole-House Surge Protection Really Necessary?

Monday, August 28th, 2017

professional electrician at homeowner's doorIn recent years, homeowners throughout the country have become increasingly dependent on a number of electronic devices and appliances. When you couple this with thunderstorms and other inclement weather events that occur in our parts, the risk of power surges has increased. Power surges actually pose a much larger threat to your appliances and electronics than you may realize.

Perhaps you have a small, portable surge protector, that you plug your TV, stereo, and computer equipment into. Unfortunately, this is just not enough to offer you the level of protection you really need for your home. The answer is a whole-house surge protection system, installed by a professional electrician in Waltham, MA.

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Call Professionals to Wire Ice-Melting Cables on the Roof!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Persistent ice dams are a common problem in our area, and the only way to keep them under control is by taking preventive action today! The chunks of ice that form along the edges of your roof may not seem like much of a problem from the outside. But the constant thawing and freezing of the ice throughout the day can lead to some seriously dangerous structural damages within your home.

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