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Do Storms Threaten Your Electrical System?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

white question mark on blue circle with white backgroundHave you ever noticed you find yourself replacing lightbulbs and appliances such as your microwave or toaster oven more often than you should have to? If this is the case, then there’s a pretty good chance that what you need for your home is proper surge protection. This is a vital step in protecting your household’s most important electronic devices!

But how do power surges occur? Well, for one thing, storms. And depending on the time of year, there’s a good chance you can experience one that really does a number on your home. Storms aren’t the only threat to your electrical power—which we’ll discuss more below—but are important to note in discussing the necessity of surge protection.

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Should You Consider a Heated Driveway Installation?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

heated-driveway-installation-considerIt may seem like a very odd time of the year to be talking about anything heating-related, considering how temperatures have been pretty steadily hovering in the 80’s in recent weeks. However, when winter does hit in our parts, it hits hard—and the key to ensuring you’re ready for whatever winter may bring is preparing with, and investing in, the right systems and services now.

One of these systems is the heated driveway, an increasingly popular Newton, MA snow melting system option, and one that requires the type of landscape changes that make it best to have installed as early in the year as possible. Heated driveway systems allow you to enjoy the convenience of having a concrete or asphalt driveway without the inconvenience of pavement that is covered with layers of snow or ice. Sure, you can shovel your driveway every day—but exactly how practical is this? Keep reading to learn more about heated driveways and their benefits.

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Watch for Signs You Need a Professional Electrician

Monday, June 19th, 2017

watch-for-signs-need-professional-electricianLet’s say every once in a while you have a tripped circuit breaker. Or perhaps you’ve noticed flickering lights throughout your home. If you have an older home with an equally old electrical system, then these occurrences could be the sign of serious electrical troubles—even if on their own they seem relatively minor. It’s important to realize how threatening electrical fires are though, and know that they are preventable.

Hiring a professional electrician for an electrical wiring upgrade in Newton, MA will reduce your risk of electrical fires and shock, but how do you know if your home is in need of this to begin with? You won’t always be able to tell on your own—though there are some general signs you can watch out for, which we’ll get to in a moment. You may have to call in a licensed electrician to inspect your electrical system to determine if you really do have a wiring problem.

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Is Your Heater Experiencing Any of These Electrical Problems?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Other parts of the country may be warming up and getting ready to use our air conditioners, but we’re still relying on our heaters to get us through more than a few chilly nights. So if yours begins to malfunction, you may start to panic. This is understandable, but know that if you’ve had your system maintained before the heating season began, it may likely not even be an issue with the system itself.

Instead, you may be in need of Newton, MA electrical wiring services for some component of your heater. Keep reading to learn more about how your heater can be impacted by electrical issues.

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Whether You Own a Home or Run a Business, You’ll Want This Product!

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

How secure is your property? Whether you own a home and/or run a business chances are that you want to keep your property as invulnerable as possible. It may not be possible to prevent all events that bring your property harm, but a Newton, MA alarm system will certainly reduce your risks!

Home and business security is something we take very seriously. Not only do we want to ensure the protection of your investments, but also the safety of your family or your employees. Burglar alarm systems can help deter break-ins, give you a peace of mind, and even reduce your property insurance costs.

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Residential Electrical FAQ: Our Answers to Your Burning Questions

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Over the years, our clients have asked many questions about their electrical systems; how to best care for them, what the cause of certain issues are, and more. We’ve compiled just a few of the most common questions we get below, with our responses.

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What Makes Carbon Monoxide So Dangerous?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

A lot of homes use appliances and heaters that rely upon the combustion of fossil fuels. These may include gas furnaces and ovens, pellet stoves, oil boilers, and other common systems. These heaters and appliances have much to recommend them, but homeowners are also wise to remember that the incomplete combustion of such fossil fuels will result in the creation of carbon monoxide. If not vented out of the home properly, carbon monoxide can prove to be quite dangerous to the residents therein. That is why having a reliable carbon monoxide detector in Newton, MA is so important. Schedule your CO detector services with FB Electrical Services Inc. to keep your home safe from the dangers of this gas.

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Is a Generator Recommended for Winter Use?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

We’re guessing that we don’t have to remind you of just how brutal last winter was here on the east coast. With incredible amounts of snowfall, the likes of which we’d not seen in decades, even the most seasoned veterans of winters in the Northeast found themselves caught a bit off guard. In addition to the cold and the absolute mess resulting from the fast and frequent snowfall, falling tree limbs, high winds, and other environmental conditions can easily result in the loss of power during a winter storm. Because of this, investing in a whole-house generator in Newton, MA is absolutely an option to consider. They aren’t just for hurricane seasons in tropical locations, after all. If you think you’d like to protect your home with a whole-house generator this winter, give FB Electrical Services Inc.

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What Is an ERV, and Why Use One?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Homeowners today are always on the lookout for ways in which to not only live more comfortably, but to do so in as efficient a manner as possible. If these are goals that you share with so many other homeowners, then you are in luck; it just so happens that we have a great product to recommend which can help you to achieve them. With an energy recovery ventilator in Newton, MA, can improve upon your comfort and enjoy great indoor air quality, all without sacrificing energy efficiency in the process. To learn more about energy recovery ventilators, or to schedule any indoor air quality services throughout the area, just remember that FB Electrical Services Inc. is the company to call.

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How Can Zone Control Save You Money on Heating?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

If you’ve been trying to save a little bit of money on your heating bills, shutting off the heater every day for a short while certainly isn’t the most comfortable way to do so. If you feel you’re running out of ways to save a few bucks on your heating bills, you might consider installing a zone control system. A zone control system involves investing in an initial installation, but the results for your comfort and for your bills should very well be worth it. Zone control allows you and your family members to control the level of heating in one area of the home individually from the others, for maximum comfort and savings.

A zone control system involves the installation of dampers throughout the ductwork. These dampers are installed in different areas, or zones, of the home—in as many places as you would like to vary the temperature. Each damper is wired to its own thermostat, and they also all connect to one master thermostat capable of controlling all of the dampers at once. When you raise or lower the temperature in a particular zone, the damper that leads to that area opens or closes to allow more or less airflow.

This is only a job for a professional as it involves knowledge of duct design and the proper methods of dismantling the ducts and sealing them to protect against leaks. But once you get a new zone control system, you’ll notice the benefits right away. If there is an area of the home that goes unoccupied throughout the day or night, you can shut off the heat in that area only to save on your utilities.

You can also use zone control to adjust the heating throughout a house with multiple floors or a unique architectural design or feature that makes even heating difficult. Sometimes, the way your home is designed makes it difficult for heat to distribute evenly in every room. But with zone control, you can make sure that each area is the same with separate thermostats that ensure that room is heated to the desired temperature. As an added bonus, you’ll never have to hear the people in your home bicker about the temperature in the house when they can control their own area individually, and you get zone cooling in the summer as well for year-long savings.

Call the heating and air conditioning professionals at FB Electrical Services to learn how you can get zone heating in Newton today.

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