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Is Your Outdoor Lighting Ready for an Upgrade?

August 14th, 2017

beautiful yard with sufficient lighting throughoutThe official start of fall is still over a month out, but that doesn’t mean we can’t begin to look forward to cooler weather. And with that cooler weather comes thoughts of home projects that are much easier to complete when temperatures are cooling—such as outdoor lighting installation in Acton, MA.

Whether it’s adding lights for safety, or you just feel like the outside of your home seems drab or gloomy, we are the experts to call for this service. But the type of lighting and how much of it you choose to have installed will depend on its purpose and functionality. Keep reading to learn more.

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Care Tips to Consider for Your Ductless AC Unit

July 31st, 2017

ductless-ac-unit-care-tipsDuctless systems are a wise investment for a number of homeowners in the area. They have a variety of benefits over other climate control systems, and have experienced a rise in popularity due to this. For instance, as the name implies they do not require any ductwork—making them a great option for older homes that may not be able to accommodate such an installation. They’re also very energy efficient, and can be used for both cooling and heating, to give you year-round comfort in your living space.

However, just like any other HVAC system, they are prone to developing issues over time. This is particularly true if you skip out on your bi-annual maintenance appointment, or if you do not have your ductless unit—air handlers included—installed by experienced professionals. Ductless systems in Westford, MA are innovative and a great option for homes with multiple floor or rooms. But we do advise that you keep in mind the following care tips when you have a ductless system installed.

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Signs You May Need an Electrical Overhaul

July 17th, 2017

need-electrical-overhaul-signsLet’s say every once in a while you have a circuit breaker trip. Or maybe you notice lights flickering from time to time. And, your home is on the older side—with an equally old electrical system. Is it cause for concern? Electrical issues can be serious, even if their symptoms don’t necessarily seem to indicate this. Electrical fired account for hundreds of tragedies each year, and many of them are avoidable.

Upgrading your home’s electrical system can reduce the risk of electrical fires or electrical shock, but how do you know if such an upgrade is needed? The fact of the matter is, you can’t always tell on your own. You’ll likely have to call in an expert for professional electrical services in Acton, MA–and that’s what we’re here for! Keep reading to learn more about how you can recognize the signs of an electrical wiring problem in your home, and be sure to give us a call even if they don’t seem severe.

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What Electrical Additions Should You Make to Your Home?

July 11th, 2017

home-electrical-additionsIf you’re like many homeowners throughout the country, you’ve likely placed a considerably higher demand on your electrical system in the past decade or so. With the addition of high-efficiency electrical appliance such as HVAC systems, new mobile devices that need daily charging, and extra equipment purchases for existing electronics, there is a lot to consider.

In addition to making sure that your electrical system can handle this extra demand, it’s understandable that you’d like to know how you can maintain or improve the visual appeal of your home while also adding functional electrical components to your home. If you are considering this right now, then you can turn to us for reliable professional electrical services throughout Westford, MA and beyond.

In the meantime, we’ve shared some helpful advice below on how you can make some visually appealing and useful electrical additions to your home!

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More Reasons to Go Ductless This Summer

June 19th, 2017

go-ductless-this-summerIn our last post, we discussed how investing in a ductless system can help you save money–but that’s not the only benefit! As we approach the end of spring and prepare to welcome consistently hot weather into our area, now is typically when we get the most calls for air conditioning installations or replacements in Acton, MA and beyond. So now is the perfect time for us to discuss this cooling option.

Ductless cooling—and heating—can solve a number of problems that centralized units simply can’t tackle. Unlike centralized systems, ductless mini splits use multiple smaller units, which are installed at different locations throughout the home and each charged with cooling a single section. They do cost more to install than a centralized unit. However, the benefits you receive in exchange can more than well make up for this.

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Invest in a Ductless System and Save!

June 5th, 2017

invest-in-ductless-saveWith energy costs being as high as they are in recent years, it makes sense that you want to be as frugal as possible and do whatever you can to keep your energy use in check. That’s great; however, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your own comfort and the comfort of your family in order to keep your bills in an affordable range.

So, we’d like to help you out by recommending an HVAC system that could help you save significant cash in the long run. We’re talking about a Westford, MA ductless system installation. Ductless cooling—and heating—has become increasingly popular lately, as more homeowners come to realize all these systems have to offer.

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It’s Never Too Late—Or Too Early—To Check Your CO and Smoke Detectors

May 22nd, 2017

co-smoke-detectors-check-earlyWhen it comes to electrical work of any kind, it’s important that you only trust the job to a trained, licensed, and experienced electrician. Going without can cause you to end up with damage to your home and can also put you and your family at risk.

This includes when it comes to installing or servicing your hard-wired Acton, MA carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. You may be wondering why you should be concerned about these systems at all… after all once they’re installed they’re going to keep you safe no matter what, right?

It’s important that you test both of these systems on a regular basis, particularly if they only run on batteries. Keep reading to learn more about why this is so important.

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Installing A Pool or Hot Tub: Electrical Considerations

May 8th, 2017

electrical-considerations-pool-hot-tubYou probably don’t need a professional electrician to tell you that water and electricity don’t mix! Electrical shock is not an issue to be taken lightly, and for that reason it is imperative that if you need to have electrical work done, you leave the job to the pros. This is especially the case when it comes to Westford, MA pool and Jacuzzi wiring.

Lighting is a very important factor when it comes to your pool or hot tub. Lights may only play a supporting role in the overall functionality of your pool, but they also contribute to the safety and aesthetic appeal. Another electrical component of your pool or hot tub installation is the pool pump—essential to keeping your pool clean.

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Consider These Factors for Your Home Theater Installation

April 24th, 2017

home=theater-installation-factorsWhen investing in an Acton, MA home theater installation, most homeowners choose to have a flat screen TV mounted on their wall. Doing this requires a lot when it comes to construction knowledge—such as finding studs, deciding what mount brackets to use, and in many cases how to add new electrical outlets.

This all being said, the installation of a home theater is not a job for an inexperienced handyman or even a “do-it-yourselfer.” Instead, it’s a job for professional electricians. Keep reading to learn why.

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How Will A Backup Generator Benefit You?

April 10th, 2017

backup-generator-benefitsAre you considering a Salisbury Beach, MA generator installation? In order to understand the benefits of such a system, it’s important for you to know why you may need one in the first place. The most apparent reason is that if there’s a major power outage, without a backup generator you’ll have no way to keep your lights on, the refrigerator running, and your HVAC system going.

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