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4 Lighting Trends of 2020

Posted on August 15th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Any area of your home can quickly come to life with a brand new lighting set-up. When it comes to both the inside and outside of your home, the lights you put up throughout can change the feeling of each room easily. Not sure what kind of direction you should go in? Then keep in mind some of the top lighting trends of 2020 to help bring your home to life! 

1. Outdoor Hanging Lights

One of the most popular trends this year is the use of beautiful, hanging outdoor lights. You might find that many people throughout your neighborhood have their yards illuminated lightly at night with these. They are perfect for warmer seasons, allowing you to hang out on your patio or lawn and enjoy the view.

2. Geometric Designs

There’s no limit to how strange and fun you can make these. Geometric designs for lights involve intricate shapes, while also staying modern and mature. It puts a twist on everyday lighting looks and it’s affordable.

3. Clear Glass Pendants

To be able to see your light bulb adds a bit of freshness and style to your home. Clear glass pendants are great for rooms that have a lot going on, since their see-through design only shows the inside and not much else. So, you can keep your lighting simple if you want to. 

4. Architectural Floor Lamps

Floor lamps are still just as important for a home as hanging lights or built in ceiling ones. They add a bit of nostalgia to your home, imitating retro styles and adding depth. But, to bring a more modern look to them, consider an architectural style. These are made not only to stand straight, but to give flavor and shape. They can be built in many ways, making it easy to fit them into any room. 

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 No. EC13007891.


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Why Is My Ceiling Fan So Loud?

Posted on August 14th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

A rattling ceiling fan is definitely cause for concern. It could mean a number of things, like a few screws being unsecured for example. Your ceiling fan is meant to make your life easier and cooler, it’s not supposed to give you headaches. Here are some of the top reasons why your ceiling fan is loud, and how to take care of it. 

Loose Screws

That rattling noise can be a direct result of some screws moving around, as they are not fastened securely. When screws are loose, then the blades connected can also be loose. This could lead to the blades flying off and causing damage to your home and could endanger your family. 

What can you do? Check every area of your fan to make sure there are no detached screws. Luckily, it’s an easy fix. Pick up a trust screwdriver in the right size and secure the screws you are worried about. 

Dimmer Controls

A light humming might not always be annoying, but when you are trying to get some sleep it can be the one sound keeping you awake. If you have a dimmer control for the light in your ceiling fan that also controls the fan speed, that could be your biggest issue. Oftentimes those fixtures are not made to control fan speed properly, causing the humming from your confused ceiling fan. 

What can you do? Replace your dimmer controller with a standard speed control instead. Your fan should always be paired with the equipment it works the best with. 

Remotes

If you are using a remote for your fan that has a bad receiver, it might not always connect when it should. This lack of connection can cause that humming in your fan since it is fighting to try and keep up with the faulty signal it’s receiving. 

What can you do? Simply opt out the receiver for connecting your ceiling fan to your power source directly. If the humming sound stops after you try this, then you’ll know that was your issue. 

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 No. EC13007891.


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Common Issues Your Air Handling System Can Cause

Posted on August 12th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Mold isn’t the only thing that can build-up in your air handling system! Mildew, bacteria, and viruses can breed here, causing many kinds of issues for your home. It’s best to combat the growth of these annoyances, before any serious damage or problems arise for you and your family. Here are just some of the issues that could happen:

Bad Odors

If you notice some strange smells coming from your ducts and air systems, you may have a decent build-up of mold, bacteria, and more. These bad odors can spread throughout your home, spreading the germs with it. Once it’s in your air vents, it gets blown all over. 

Spread of Dangerous Bacteria and Mold 

You never want to let mold and bacteria fester anywhere in your home for a long amount of time. The long it sits, the more it grows and becomes more dangerous to you! And once these things are in your air system, they travel throughout your entire home. 

Biological Contamination

Biological contamination is where harmful bacteria travels through the air and onto various food products you have out. This allows the spores to contaminate your food, which is often a cause for food poisoning at home or sickness. If the bacteria is in your air handling system, it is most likely on your food as well. 

Air Conditioner Blockage or Damage

For optimal running, your air conditioners and other systems should be cleaned regularly. If you skip out on this, your units will be more susceptible to getting blocked up with mold and mildew. From this, blockages or damage can occur in the system. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your cooling 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 No. CAC 1820030.


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Why You Should Consider Installing an Instant Hot Water Dispenser

Posted on August 8th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Nothing beats that feeling of that first sip of your fresh, hot tea. But when you’re in a pinch, and looking for that hot beverage fast, your slow traditional kettle might seem like it’s taking forever to heat up. However, with a hot water dispenser, your life could become ten times easier. 

Convenience

All you need to do is grab your mug, fill it with the water from your instant hot water dispenser, and put in your tea bag. Not only for tea, but other drinks that require a warm up before enjoying. Cut back those extra minutes of warm up time and get steamy water right away. 

Energy Saving

If you want to save money on your everyday amenities, then an instant hot water dispenser is the perfect solution. It requires a lower level of energy compared to using a kettle or oven to heat water up. Therefore, in the long run, you’ll be able to save money from being so energy efficient.

Clean Water Always

With our instant hot water dispenser, you will be getting clean water every time you use it. Made to filter out sediments and contaminants, you can ensure you got the purest drinking water possible.

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing 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 No. CFC 1430331.


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The Benefits of Whole Home Generators

Posted on August 7th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Floridians are certainly no strangers to heavy tropical storms or even hurricanes. It’s important to start preparing your home for these kinds of storms, and one of the best ways to do that is by investing in whole home generator power. Now that we’ve entered peak hurricane season, keep these many benefits in mind:

Emergency Preparedness

It’s important that each household has their own emergency preparedness procedures and kits. Hurricanes are powerful, often knocking out power across cities and counties. If a hurricane leaves you powerless, you will have the right equipment to keep you and your family safe with a whole home generator. You won’t have to worry about where your flashlights or candles are!

Avoid Long Term Power Outages

Sometimes after huge storms, it isn’t clear when power will be back up and running. You could be left in the dark for weeks on end. Not only that, but your food can spoil while the power is out, which is an expensive loss. However, with a whole home generator installed, the aftermath of any storm can be handled. 

Comfortable Living 

With your power out, you won’t have access to A/C or amenities you need for working from home. Your whole home generator doesn’t only protect you and your family, it provides you with the daily comforts you need to go on after a storm. Our electronics are extremely important in our everyday lives. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical and generator 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 No. EC13007891.


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Laundry Room Renovation Ideas

Posted on July 22nd, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

You’re always using your laundry room, so it’s essential that it is functional and allows you to get all your clothes and laundry washed without frustration. In order to ensure this, a renovation might be in order for this room. Here are some ideas that offer both comfort and accessibility:

Add a Laundry Sink

Adding a sink to your laundry room will make your life much more comfortable. It’s vital to rinse down material that has been stained or heavily dirtied, but it can be a hassle to have to run to the bathroom sink to do that. Consider adding a sink so that all your washing needs can be done in one room. 

Change Your Lighting

Don’t settle for flickery, low lighting when trying to do your laundry. You want to see what you’re doing, so a switch in your lights can help a lot– especially if you’re a dilly-dallier who waits until nighttime to start a load of laundry. 

Relocate Your Water Heater

Your water heater isn’t the cutest thing to look at, so when it takes up more than half of your laundry space, you’ll notice it every time. Try relocating your water heater to a less noticeable spot. You also don’t want it too close to your washer, since it might affect the machine’s inner workings. Another option is to switch to a tankless unit, as they can take up less space or be mounted on the wall.

Add Decoration

There’s nothing wrong with personalizing your laundry room! Create a cute theme for the walls and decoration, or go with a color coordination idea that matches your washer and dryer. Put up photos and paintings and create a space that makes it feel like more than just a laundry room! 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing, cooling, or electrical options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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It’s Time to Invest in Whole Home Filtration

Posted on July 17th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Do you notice that your tap water tastes strange? Having to haul salt bags and cases of bottled water into your home weekly to avoid drinking from your tap can be a drag. It’s not only your drinking water that is affected, it’s the water flowing throughout your entire home! It’s about time to invest in whole-home filtration through Pro-Combo, and here are just a few reasons why: 

Keeps Your Water Safe

Chlorine and chemicals can make their way into your tap water, causing the water flowing through your home to be unsafe. This leads to damaged hair and dry skin after showers, and chlorine absorption for fruits and vegetables after washing them. With whole-home filtration, you won’t have to worry about these nasty chemicals entering your water.

Safe For The Environment

Unlike other salt-based softeners, Pro-Combo doesn’t dump brine back into the environment. Old salt technology comes with a lot of work and environmental toll, so Pro-Combo units are made with green technology, encouraged by many states. 

Makes Your Life Easier

You don’t need to lug salt bags anymore or worry about your family’s health. With Pro-Combo whole house filtration, you’ll have better than bottled water available throughout your entire home. There’s a lot of work and guilt that comes with old salt technology, so ask your plumber what Pro-Combo unit is right for you and your home to make your life easier! 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing, cooling, or electrical options if

your water is always cloudy and you are tired of always buying plastic water bottles.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Ways to Prevent Calling a Plumber This Summer

Posted on July 16th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Summer is meant to spend with your family and friends, not your local plumber. Though not all emergencies can be prevented, several summer plumbing calls can be. 

From sand in your plumbing to water leaks, here are some things to consider looking out for: 

Check For Leaks

A small leak or condensation around your plumbing can not only cause water waste, but it can leave you with costly damage, too. No matter what the time of year is, it’s essential to keep an eye on your plumbing and fix any leaks you can as soon as you spot them. The sooner you do, the better. 

Ensure Your Sprinklers are Prepared

Summer means more traffic in the yard, which can increase your chance of a sprinkler issue. If a broken sprinkler goes unnoticed and is used, further damage can occur. It’s best to check all sprinklers to ensure they are working as intended. The same goes for your outside house faucet. Check to ensure it’s ready for summer usage, and no leaking is occurring. 

Sand in Your Drains

Beach days are here, and though you and your family might spend the weekends soaking up the sun, one thing you’ll want to leave behind at the shore is the sand.

Sure, it makes a mess through your home, but if rinsed off in an older home, the sand can collect and corrode your pipes. For newer plumbing, there is still a chance that the recurrence of sand can leave you with a constant clog. 

Keeping Sand Out Your Home

To prevent tracking sand in, you can use baby powder to remove sand from your body or rinse with a garden hose before entering the house, always leaving your sandy shoes at the door. The more mindful you are of preventing sand from getting into your pipes, the better.

Contact FPL Home Services at one of our locations to discuss your plumbing options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Why is My Bathroom Exhaust Fan Noisy

Posted on July 14th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

A staple in most bathrooms, the exhaust fan’s primary purpose is to whisk away moisture, so you’re not left with mold and damage. However, if you flip the switch and are greeted by a not so pleasant sound, there is an underlying problem you’ll want to resolve. 

Here are just a few possible answers to the question, “why is my bathroom exhaust fan so loud?” 

Start With a Deep Cleaning 

The first thing to consider is when the last time you cleaned your fan was. When dirt, dust, and grime build-up, your fan blades can become less efficient. 

Turn off the fan, open the cover and use a rag with warm soapy water to clean the blades, the housing and the motor. Look for any visible signs of wear and tear as you clean. Let dry and replace the cover. If a good cleaning was all you need, the noise should be gone. If not, it could be your motor or mounting. 

Possible Motor Issues

Older exhaust fans can be less efficient than the new models, so one factor could be age. Quality is another thing to consider, as some more affordable options are known to use louder motors. However, if the fan noise is a new occurrence, your motor might be on its way out. While off, you can remove the plate and look for signs of damage or any indication that it’s time for a replacement.  

A Poorly Mounted Fan

One easy explanation for a louder than an ordinary exhaust fan could be how it was installed. It’s possible that the original housing that was used to install it wasn’t installed the right way, or that the hardware associated with it is slowly loosening with time. Either way, the fan is looser than it should be, and the vibrations its creating is not being adequately contained, moving the entire assembly, and creating that noise you are hearing. If this is the case, you might want to consult a professional electrician to fix the issue.

Your Trusted Florida Electrician

We are here to help with all your electrical needs. Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your electrical options.

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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Should I Invest in a Tankless Water Heater

Posted on July 10th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Often, we think big and bulky house supplies are more trouble than they’re worth. When it comes to your water heater, it can be taking up a lot of room wherever you have it placed. While a tankless water heater is more slim and modern, you need to make sure it’s the right fit for your home. 

What Is The Difference?

A traditional water heater keeps the water inside its tank at a constant temperature. But as you use this hot water, cold water fills into the tank to restock. This can cause some more chilled temperature water to slip into your showers now and then. When it comes to a tankless model, no cold water will enter the system since the water is heated as it comes through. 

Convenience

One of the most significant differences between the two systems is that of convenience. You can save space and have an endless supply of hot water with a tankless system. Traditional methods require a bit more elbow grease when trying to get them to keep the water warm all the time.

Save Money

A tankless system doesn’t need to be set as hot as a traditional one, since it can regulate temperatures. This will save you money in the long run since you will have more water for running your dishwasher and other appliances. 

Potential Issues

Unfortunately, it isn’t all easy-peasy with tankless systems. One of the most significant issues you might run into is that the traditional methods are more equipped for serving a big family. They are made to run often and many times throughout the day without issues. Also, you have to consider investing in a water filtration system to go with your tankless water heater since mineral build-up can occur. When this does happen, your unit may be at risk of some severe damage inside. 

Contact FPL Home Services to discuss your plumbing options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, LLC doing business as FPL Home Services.  FPL Home Services is a subsidiary of FPL Home and an unregulated indirect subsidiary of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). Plumbing services are offered, administered and backed by FPL Home Services, and not FPL Home or FPL. License No. CFC 1430331, CAC 1820030 and EC13007891.


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