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Common Home Electrical Issues

Posted on January 6th, 2021 by Jupiter Tequesta

It doesn’t matter the time or month; electrical issues can happen whenever. Often, it’s when you least expect it. Every season brings unpredictable weather conditions, ones that any Florida resident knows too well. When it comes to bracing for those extreme storms and being prepared, it’s essential to understand what often can go wrong. And sometimes, these issues can happen without reason or relation to the weather. Here are some of the most common home electrical problems you could face throughout the year. 

1. Surges

If you find that whenever plugging in a device or unplugging something from your outlets, a quick, dangerous bolt of electricity sparks from these spots, you could be dealing with some surge issues. These are caused by high-voltage disruptions in your home’s electricity flow due to concerns created by weather or old systems. 

Solution: 

Have a professional electrician come and check what’s going on behind the scenes of your wires and outlets. They will be able to identify the solution, especially after a big storm. 

2. Tripping Circuit Breaker

If you notice that your circuit breaker is constantly tripping, you could be dealing with issues within your current circuit. The system’s whole point is to break up circuits when it senses something wrong with the electricity’s current flow! 

Solution:  

Go to your handy-dandy main electrical panel in your home (usually in the garage for most homeowners) and flip the switch panel back on! If issues persist, consider calling in a professional. 

3. Bulb Burnouts

If you find yourself continually changing the lightbulbs around your home, the problem could lie beyond the bulb itself. The core of the issue could be high voltage surges, poor air circulation, or the bulbs didn’t twist in correctly. 

Solution:

Double-check how well your bulbs are being held in first, and then if that doesn’t seem to be the cause, you’ll have to call in a technician to find out why this keeps happening. 

4. Unusually High Electricity Bills

Have you noticed your electricity bills rising higher and higher, even though your electrical habits haven’t changed? There are several reasons why this can occur, such as leaks in your electrical system, outdated electrical devices in your home are giving out, or there has been some damage to your circuit or wiring. 

Solution:

A licensed electrician can take care of all these issues for you. They can also help direct you to more cost-effective solutions for you and your home to lower those bills! Professionals like us!

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License Nos. EC13007891.


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2021 Bathroom Trends

Posted on January 5th, 2021 by Jupiter Tequesta

2020 has come and gone, and with it, old bathroom designs. As we enter into 2021, new trends and home ideas will come to light. Whether it’s been a long time since you last upgraded your restroom or you have been planning on remodeling, let 2021 be the year to do it. So, we’re here to make sure you have all the information you need about the latest trends predicted for this new year! 

Floating Vanities 

This beautiful illusionary piece will make for the perfect addition to your bathroom. These wall mounted vanities are made to look as if they are floating, all while making this room feel more spacious. They come in a wide variety of colors and designs, making it a versatile style! Either way, it will bring a touch of magic to your restroom. 

Back-Lit Mirrors/Medicine Cabinets 

To tone down the harshness of some bright lights, you can invest in back-lit mirrors or medicine cabinets to light up your bathroom. They are the perfect amount of dim, as they surround the glass with a gentle hue, great for nighttime and evening. It will give your restroom a more soft, classic look.

Heated Flooring 

It’s the worst when you wake up in the morning, warm in your sheets, only to have to walk on your cold tile or wood floor in the restroom. A trend that has started in 2020 and will continue into 2021 is the heated flooring trend. No matter the season, you can keep yourself feeling comfortable at home. Stay warm after a shower or during the night with this handy, new piece of technology that works in all areas of your home, too! 

Smart Toilets

Can you imagine walking into the bathroom and having your toilet automatically open? Well, it’s entirely possible! More and more homeowners have been opting for smart toilet options in their houses. Some clean themselves, others heat the seat up for you, while some can do it all at once. 2021 can be a lot easier for you if you invest in one of these. 

And when it comes to plumbing and electrical upgrades to utilize these trends for your bathroom, you have us to call! Let us help you to make sure everything will function as it should. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing and electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License Nos. CFC1430331 and EC13007891.


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2021 Home Resolutions

Posted on December 31st, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

When it comes to resolutions, it’s elementary to make promises on day one and then forget a few months later. This is because most people base their goals on popular choices that are picked every year. But, what if this year you changed things up? Maybe this new year, you can start considering some home care resolutions that can also end up benefiting you much in the long run. Here are some of our favorites.

A Clean Home Is A Happy Home

Decluttering your life doesn’t have to be figurative; it can be literal as well! Keeping up with cleaning and keeping your workspace clean are great ways to improve your wellbeing. When you spend a lot of time in a cluttered space, it might affect your work, daily life, and relationships. Be sure to make time for everyday chores and keep essential areas in your house as clean as possible. 

Start Fresh

Have you been thinking about doing some home renovation projects for a long time now? Well, the new year is the perfect time to do it finally. This is your sign to start that kitchen upgrade or home extension. It can’t hurt to try something new, especially if the idea has been on your mind for quite some time now. Give your home a fresh, new look that will make you finally feel comfortable and at peace with how everything looks. 

Keep Up With Maintenance Checks

No home can go for long periods without proper maintenance checks. From your HVAC system to your electric and plumbing, annual check-ups are needed to prevent issues from coming up in the future. You can go into this new year knowing that your home is running the way it should be if you call a professional today to have a look around everywhere you need. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License Nos.  CFC1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Tidying Up After The Holidays

Posted on December 30th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

It’s been a while now since the holidays have passed, and still homes have their decorations up and trees standing. This long period between the ending of the holidays and the new year can feel like a drag, but it’s essential to clean everything out before January first comes around the corner. Start tidying up all your holiday clutter with these simple tips and tricks. 

Organize Ahead Of Time

Having many boxes sitting around the house meant for putting your decorations away can get chaotic quickly. Section everything first, from ornaments to lights, so that you’re not putting away everything at once. It will make cleaning go by faster and stop any excess clutter from piling up– especially when it is supposed to be cleaned up. 

Thorough Tree Cleanup

When it comes to getting rid of your holiday tree, the pine needles can get everywhere when transferring it back outside. Be sure to stay on top of the path to the door and place some plastic or other material down in order to catch the falling needles. This way, you’ll have less to vacuum up, and you won’t have to worry about finding random pine needles around your home months after getting rid of your tree. 

Get Clean Air

We’ve been staying inside a lot more often recently, so it’s about time that you invest in clean air for your home. Now that the craziness that comes with the holiday season is over, you can focus on calling a professional around and getting your air ducts cleaned out. Our method is simple: we utilize UVC Light systems combined with Advanced Oxidation technology to combat the growth and buildup of dangerous mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses, inside the ducts of your A/C system. Get started today to breathe easy tomorrow. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC and air purification options. 

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical services are offered, administered, and backed by FPL Home Services, not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CAC 1820030.


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How To Stop The Winter Blues

Posted on December 22nd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

It can be hard to find the motivation to stay active and upbeat when the day ends so early. When we experience fewer hours of sunlight, our natural reaction is to feel more tired and gloomy. Most people are just getting out of work as the sun is setting, creating the feeling that the day has been lost. But, we have some great tips on how to beat those winter blues and finally feel like yourself again. 

Open Your Curtains

For the little amount of sunlight we do get during the day, make sure you keep your curtains open so that your windows can let it all in. It’s a great way to fully experience the daytime even if you are at home or work all day. Natural light tends to be brighter and more refreshing, so you might even feel more energized throughout the day. Consider staying or working in an area of your house with more windows to get the full effect. 

Go To Sleep Earlier

When the days go by faster, we tend to get sleepier earlier in the night. However, there’s no harm in actually falling asleep sooner than you usually do, as a great way to beat the winter blues is to get an average of eight hours of sleep. You won’t have to fight the tiredness too much since you will feel better having more time to snooze in the long run. 

Stay Healthy

We aren’t talking about exercising and eating the right foods, although those are still important ways to keep healthy. We are talking about keeping your indoor air pure this winter season. When contaminants enter your HVAC system, you are susceptible to respiratory diseases and increased allergic reactions. Breathe more comfortably this season rather than feel miserable in your own home with our air purification process. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC and air purification options. 

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical services are offered, administered, and backed by FPL Home Services, not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CAC 1820030.


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The 5 Best Lightbulbs

Posted on December 18th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

When it comes to keeping your home running at its highest quality, you’ll need to invest in some top-notch lightbulbs. When you choose better quality bulbs, there is often a significant difference in your energy bills and light quality throughout each room in your house. Upgrade now so that you won’t regret sticking with generic brighteners later. 

1. LED Bulbs

When it comes to efficiency and longevity, LED light bulbs are the best way to go. Most homes have opted for this type as they are brighter, making the most of their house’s energy. They work to keep every inch of your room lit up, with no more electricity issues leading to you having to work or live in the dark. 

2. Smart Bulb

There are certain types of bulbs that you can connect to your smart devices. Through here, you can say out loud what lights you want on or off and what percentage of brightness they should be set to. It’s the best way to bring new-age technology into your home. 

3. Incandescent Bulb

While they don’t have as long a lifespan as LEDs or CFLs, they are more cost-efficient for big households. You can also use them with a dimmer switch, a useful mechanic for rooms where you want to control the level of brightness more specifically. Perfect for dimming the lights for a movie night!

4. CFL Bulb

While not as efficient as LED lights, they still are a great energy source at a much more reasonable price. They last longer than incandescent bulbs and work to brighten up any room in your home you can think of. They are also energy-efficient, helping you save money on those electricity bills in the long run. 

5. Vintage Style Bulbs

They are back in style recently, as they are made in a more versatile yet efficient manner! They come in dimmable options and look great in homes looking for more of a vintage aesthetic. Perfect for kitchens and bathrooms, bringing that classic look back into your home. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical services are offered, administered, and backed by FPL Home Services, not FPL Home or FPL. License No EC13007891.


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Holiday Electricity Safety

Posted on December 17th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

It takes up a lot of electricity to have all your lights and inflatables surrounding your home this holiday season. With about ten different things plugged in and running at once, there’s a lot that can go wrong. This year we encourage homeowners to remember holiday electrical safety as you decorate and how to best protect you, your family, and your home while you do. 

Inspect Decorations Before Using

You’ll want to inspect your decorations before plugging them in to see if they are damaged in any way. Cracked sockets or loose wires could cause serious issues such as an electrical shock or fire. Take a good look at everything you have, especially if they are older. It can never hurt to upgrade your decorations at least every two to three years. 

Don’t Overload Circuits 

It’s often prevalent during the holiday season that people ignore this important safety tip. Overloading an electrical outlet happens so often, and when it does, it can lead to a dangerous fire. Try not to plug too many decorations into one outlet, and keep only one high-wattage appliance plugged in at one time. 

Unplug Decorations At Night

There is no reason to have all your indoor and outdoor decorations running all day long. Whether you’re heading to bed or going out for a bit, be sure to unplug or turn everything off before you go. It will help your energy bill as well! Also, don’t forget to blow out those holiday candles, as candle fires happen more often during this time of the year. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical services are offered, administered, and backed by FPL Home Services, not FPL Home or FPL. License No EC13007891.


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Breathe Easy This Winter

Posted on December 16th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Just because you have recently switched your AC off doesn’t mean clean air isn’t still an essential part of your home. No matter the season, breathing purified air is the best option for households, especially ones with family members who have asthma or allergies. We have some of the top reasons to invest in an air purifying system and why winter is the perfect time to get it! 

The Benefits of Indoor Quality Air

With everyone spending so much more time at home, especially in the winter, the air circulating through your house should be clean. Through the use of UVC Light systems combined with Advanced Oxidation technology, we can combat the growth and buildup of dangerous mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses, inside the ducts of your A/C system.

 This will help you breathe more comfortably, which is especially essential for those with asthma or allergies. 

How You Can Get Started

Did you know that the air inside your home can often be dirtier than the air outside, even in major cities? The pollution that can creep inside is scary, with infestations such as microorganisms, pesticides, CO2, asbestos, and lead. There is a considerable amount of respiratory issues and allergic reactions that can occur from these. So, it’s crucial to get started with us. Here is a step by step walkthrough of how we handle this: 

  • Technicians who can clean and sanitize your A/C ducts to reduce health risks are sent to your home or business.
  • Technicians will then install UV lights in your air handler to help remove mold, bacteria, and viruses.
  • Affordable solutions are available for all your air quality needs.
  • Customer service available 24 hours a day.

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC and air purification options. 

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical services are offered, administered, and backed by FPL Home Services, not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CAC 1820030.


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4 Ways To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Posted on December 10th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

This year is a bit different from the rest, especially now that it’s the holiday season. It might feel difficult to get into the spirit, but there are still plenty of ways to make the most of the rest of this year. We want to help you get into the holiday spirit, and here are four easy ways for you to do so!  

Celebrational Tunes

There’s no better way to get into the festive spirit other than with some festive music! Usually by the time late November rolls around, we already start to hear some holiday songs. But now is really the perfect time to crank up that playlist and jam out to some feel-good tunes that will help get you into the mood. Let us know your favorites! 

Decorate The House

A great way to get into the holiday spirit is to make your home match! You can decorate both indoors and outdoors, lighting up your house for everyone to see. It could be a great way to get in touch with your creative side and make some DIY decorations as well, the perfect idea for a nice family night. And make sure all your heating, plumbing, and electrical issues are dealt with before it’s time to celebrate. 

Look For Safe, Local Events

From light shows to safe Santa visits, be sure to look up if there is any kind of socially distanced event going on near you this holiday season. Be sure to keep updated on that event’s protocols and rules and regulations before attending. Times and days might change unexpectedly for some spots, so keep in mind that this would have to be planned in advance in order to make sure you can go, especially if tickets need to be bought beforehand. 

Holiday Films

A classic way of celebrating, watching holiday movies with the family is the perfect way to truly get into the spirit this year. You can never go wrong with a classic, or maybe you can check out something new. Either way, it’s a great way to sit back, stay home, and relax before everything gets more hectic. Movies are playing on nearly every channel, as well as on every streaming platform, so you’ll have many options to choose from! 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License Nos.  CFC1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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How To Save Money This Winter

Posted on December 8th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

It can be hard to save money during this time of the year, especially when the holiday season takes over most of your time. But, luckily there are still some easy options for you to choose from. Homeowners can save a lot more than they realize this year, and we have some of the best options for you to choose from:

Lower Energy Bills

There are plenty of ways to save money on energy bills this season. Make sure your HVAC system is running properly by getting a maintenance check, that way you can ensure your system won’t over work itself and cost you more money. Another way is to unplug any decorations when they don’t need to be running. This will help lower electricity costs and you’ll see a real difference for your electricity bills in the long run. 

Look For Great Deals

A majority of shopping that is going to be done this year will happen online. So, keep an eye out for deals and discounts stores are offering! Collect these and make sure you buy the presents ahead of time so that they will be delivered before the holiday comes. This way too you won’t have to pay extra for faster shipping. There are great deals everywhere, so be sure to keep track of everything that comes your way. 

Keep Up With Maintenance Checks

For all things electrical, plumbing, or heating and cooling, regular maintenance checks ensure that you won’t have to empty out your wallet if a system breaks down. Keeping everything running smoothly is a top priority, especially if you want to save money on repairs and keep you and your family comfortable in winter. If you don’t remember the last time you got a maintenance check, it might be time to call up a professional. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical options.

FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Air conditioning, plumbing and electrical services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License Nos.  CFC1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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