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.
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, ...Continue Reading →
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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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 ...Continue Reading →
What do hot air balloons and hot water heaters have in common? Come on now, remember back to those science classes. The answer is thermal expansion. Whenever a gas, liquid, or solid is heated, it expands. In one of our examples it’s a good thing, but in the other it’s a problem.
When the air in a balloon is heated, the expansion means it actually becomes lighter than air and exerts pressure, lifting ...Continue Reading →
It’s called the Great Chicago Fire. It started on October 8, 1871, killing more than 250 people and leaving 100,000 homeless. To mark this tragedy, Fire Prevention Week is now held every year during the week of October 9th. As part of Fire Prevention Week 2018 Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is urging you to take steps to protect your home, your life, and the lives of family members.
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We don’t know about you, but Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is spoiling for a fight. We’re ready to beat up on breast cancer during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That’s why we want you to join us in the Catch Me In Pink™ campaign. It’s a fun and easy way to fight back against the disease AND you can win some great prizes.
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Hey there, it’s time! Time for you to join Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air to aid in the fight against breast cancer. October is breast cancer awareness month, and again this year we are taking part in the Catch Me In Pink™ campaign. We’re going to kick things off by taking part in the Tickled Pink Women’s Expo which focuses won women’s healthContinue Reading →
What do you think of if you hear the words knob and tube? We don’t know if anything pops into your mind, but when we at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air hear those words we get worried because we automatically think of knob and tube electrical wiring in homes.
Let’s start with a little history lesson. We are celebrating our 110th anniversary this year, which means Dixie was there when Continue Reading →
Everyone appreciates the visual beauty of snow-capped mountains or a gorgeous sunset. For many people, the beautiful sounds created by an opera singer or a concert pianist can move them to tears. But psychologists tell us smell might be the most powerful of the senses. Especially in the way it’s linked to memories.
Where are we going with this? Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air knows not all smells are pleasant; and bad smells can often indicate a ...Continue Reading →