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Prepare Now for Winter & Spring Power Outages

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Prepare Now for Winter & Spring Power Outages

We can safely say hurricane season is behind us, but it doesn’t mean the risk from natural disasters is gone. If you’ve lived in the south for very long, you know there is a threat of ice storms every winter. Ice storms can mean widespread power outages, and if the storm is severe enough it can take days or weeks to have power restored.

Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air wants to make sure ...

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How and Why a Furnace Gets Red Tagged

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How and Why a Furnace Gets Red Tagged

If you’re looking for bargain, a red tag sale is good. But if you’re trying to heat your home, a red tag on your furnace is bad. In plain language, a furnace red tag means your furnace has been condemned because it’s dangerous to operate. It can be a pretty shocking and traumatic situation for the homeowner. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air wants you to learn ...

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You Have Options When it Comes to Home Heating

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You Have Options When it Comes to Home Heating

Consumers have many home heating choices. When it comes to HVAC needs in Montgomery, AL or the surrounding area, Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is here to sort through the choices to find out what will work best for you. The most common heating is some form of forced air heat, but it may not be the best heating system in all cases. ...

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Main Water Shutoff Valve – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

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Main Water Shutoff Valve – What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

The following story is a work of fiction, but trust Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air when we tell you it’s very believable.

Alisha was home alone, writing blogs from her home office, when she heard water running downstairs. She went to check it out and found a broken shutoff valve under the kitchen sink spewing gallons of water every minute.

Alisha panicked because she suddenly realized she didn’t know where the main water shutoff ...

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Practice Holiday Light Safety This Christmas Season

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Practice Holiday Light Safety This Christmas Season

Before you channel your inner Clark Griswold this holiday decorating season, here’s a number Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air wants you to ponder for a few minutes, 12,500. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that’s about how many people go to the emergency room each year for falls, cuts, shocks, and burns related to holiday decorating.

The CPSC has put together a common sense checklist to ensure indoor and outdoor ...

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Home Warranty or Maintenance Program?

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Home Warranty or Maintenance Program?

This story is set in fictional town and is not based on actual events, which doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen all the time.

Robert and Dora just love their home they bought a few years ago. To protect their investment and give them peace of mind they bought a home warranty. So, they weren’t too concerned when their HVAC systems stopped working. They started to get frustrated when it took days for an HVAC technician to arrive. The frustration ...

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Save Money, Water—Stop the Leaking Toilet

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Save Money, Water—Stop the Leaking Toilet

There is water waste you can hear, the drip, drip, drip, of a leaking faucet. There is water waste you can see, the garden hose you accidentally left running and is now flooding the front lawn. But what about the water waste you can’t easily see or hear? It could be costing you a lot of money.

In this case, one of the most common culprits is your leaking toilet. A Continue Reading →

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Clogged, Slow Drains Could Mean Serious Problems

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Clogged, Slow Drains Could Mean Serious Problems

The holiday season is upon us, meaning houses filled with guests and lots of baking and cooking. We all know those holiday recipes are filled with fats and oils just waiting to clog your drains and sewer pipe. The last thing you want to be dealing with is an emergency sewer or drain line repair when you have guests in the house. If you do have a problem, or better yet, ...

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Make Your Home Safe for the New Season

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Make Your Home Safe for the New Season

You lost something more than seven months ago, but you know what? You are going to find what you lost in just a couple days. We’re talking about that hour of sleep you lost when you had to “spring” ahead back in March. Now it’s time to “fall” back and set your clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end.

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There Are Vampires in Your Home & Garlic Won’t Help

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There Are Vampires in Your Home & Garlic Won’t Help

You know all about the vampires who will visit your home on Halloween looking for treats. But how much do you know about the vampires inside your house playing tricks on you? We’re talking about the energy vampires or energy suckers that cause you to gasp when you open the electric bill every month.

For the moment, let’s assume you’ve taken care of the big things like upgrading your insulation, having the most ...

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