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Signs Your Home Is in Need of Electrical Repair

Monday, January 9th, 2017

The electrical system of your home is one of its most important components, and also one of the most hazardous. Frayed wires, loose connections, and similar issues can crop up almost anywhere in your home, and dry air that we often get in the winter can make it even worse.

Without appropriate, and safe, repairs, frayed wires or loose connections can short out important appliances or even start a fire. It’s important to remember, too, that only a highly trained and experienced electrician should attempt repairs on this system. But how do you know if you even need repairs? Are there any tell-tale signs? Yes! Keep reading to learn more.

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Don’t Overload Your Electrical System This Holiday Season

Monday, December 5th, 2016

As the weather cools off and we progress into December, you may be thinking of decorating the inside and outside of your home with holiday lights. One very important factor to keep in mind, though, is that the wiring in most homes—particularly older homes—is not properly equipped to handle the increased electrical demand placed on it by holiday lighting. Wires and connections can become corroded or loose over the years, only adding to the problem.

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Ensure Your Home is Truly Secure This Holiday Season

Monday, November 7th, 2016

It may seem hard to believe, but the holiday season is almost upon us. In addition to ensuring that your heater is in good condition and your electrical components are all in good shape, it’s time to think about the security of your home.

Whether you’re going out of town for the holidays or you are going to be storing gifts in your home, the holiday season is also the season for burglaries, and you want to make sure that you do everything in your power to reduce the chance that you’ll fall victim. We’ve noted some ways to do so below.

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Don’t Let Snow and Ice Overtake Your Roof!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Temperatures are still mild enough that you likely aren’t thinking about the implications of snow and ice just yet, but now is actually the perfect time to start considering it, and deciding what you’re going to do about it when it hits.

A driveway heating system will help you with the inconvenience of shoveling snow and the safety concerns involved with walking on icy surfaces, but what about your roof? Winters are particularly harder on roofs than any other season, especially if you have an asphalt or shingle roof.

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Prevent Ice Dams with Quality Roof Heating Cables

Monday, September 12th, 2016

When you live somewhere that can experience some pretty harsh weather events, you know how susceptible your roof is to damage. It gets hit with direct sun in the summer, and rain, hail and snow during the cooler seasons. As a result, it’s important that you keep your gutter clear all year round to prevent buildup and unintended damage.

But that alone won’t protect your roof from weather damage, particularly during the winter. Winter presents the possibility of snow buildup and unseen ice dams obstructing your gutters, impeding proper drainage and exposing your roof to potential damages. So, how can you prevent these ice dams from occurring?

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Is it Ever Too Late to Replace My Air Conditioner?

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The short answer to this question is, no. There’s no written rule saying that you have to wait until a certain time of year to replace your air conditioner. Summer may almost be over but temperatures are still staying fairly warm, and as such you want a properly functioning system.

It’s actually better to plan an air conditioner replacement than to suddenly need one due to an unexpected breakdown, for your convenience and comfort. Do be sure, however, that you schedule your air conditioning replacement with a skilled, trained and licensed HVAC professional, such as one of the members of our team.

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Troubleshooting Home Automation Problems

Monday, July 25th, 2016

One of the biggest and best advancements to hit modern U.S. homes today is the advent of the home automation system. These systems allow you to have control over your house at your fingertips. There’s a combination of hardware, software, and appliance-based interfaces that goes into creating this system, and therefore it’s only natural that something can eventually go wrong.

Even the greatest technology can have bugs that will need to be worked out. If you have problems with your home automation system, the best thing you can do is give your professional electricians a call to help repair the damage and get you back in control. However it may also be helpful to understand what some of the most common issues are, and how we troubleshoot them.

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The Importance of Standby Generator Installation

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Summer is not typically a season we need to worry very much about huge power outages. However, this is a good time of the year to consider what your generator needs are, before you actually do need it in the winter time. Homeowners in the Midwest are subjected to cold weather and winter storms on a yearly basis, which is made worse when severe weather knocks the power out.

Many homeowners might rely on a portable generator, but this might actually be insufficient for all the needs of your home. Additionally, they only function for a limited amount of time. For this reason, we highly recommend the installation of a whole-house standby generator.

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Could it Be Time to Replace Your AC?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Replacing a major appliance in your home is never a fun—or a cheap—experience. However as cooling systems age, repairs become obsolete and sure enough your system eventually breaks down, requiring a full air conditioner replacement.

But how do you know when enough is enough when it comes to repairs? There’s no flashing neon sign letting you know that it’s time for a system replacement, and yet delaying replacement could mean dealing with an inefficient system that keeps making your utility bills rise. We’ve shared a few signs below that you can look out for, which indicate it may be time for a replacement.

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Why Are My Lights Flickering?

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The electrical system in your home makes a lot of your most valued modern conveniences possible, not the least of which is the use of your indoor lighting system. What you cannot afford to forget, though, is that electricity can actually be quite dangerous if it is not used properly within your home. For that reason, you really must take any potential problems with your electrical system very carefully, and that means heeding any and all warning signs that your system is in trouble. One such sign is the development of flickering indoor lighting in Needham Heights, MA.

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