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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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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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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.

What we really have here ...

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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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Great Lessons to be Learned During Fire Prevention Week

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Great Lessons to be Learned During Fire Prevention Week

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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Outdated Electrical Wiring Poses Safety Risk

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Outdated Electrical Wiring Poses Safety Risk

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 →

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Smelly Problems can Mean Indoor Air Quality Issues

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Smelly Problems can Mean Indoor Air Quality Issues

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 ...

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LET OUR ELECTRICIANS FIREGUARD YOUR HOME

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LET OUR ELECTRICIANS FIREGUARD YOUR HOME

The great state of Alabama is known for a lot of wonderful things, including sweet tea, college football excellence, exemplary southern hospitality, peanuts and rocket scientists. Yes, that last one is really true: the rocket engines that carried NASA’s astronauts to the moon were engineered and built in Huntsville.

Unfortunately, our state also ranks very high in the nation in the number of electrical house fires. This is primarily caused by the age of aluminum electrical wiring ...

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ELECTRICAL ISSUES CAN LEAD TO POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARDS

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ELECTRICAL ISSUES CAN LEAD TO POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARDS

There are many wonderful things we take for granted. Our freedom, the fact that the sun is going to rise in the east every morning, and a juicy cheeseburger and fries are a few that come to mind.

Electricity is another facet of everyday life in this modern world that we take for granted. We assume when we flip a power switch that whatever electrical device or fixture that it controls will come on. We can’t imagine ...

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