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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 is an important sign that the seasons are changing. Every morning it gets light later, and it gets dark earlier in the evening; and it will be really early after the time change. Your home will be in the dark longer and longer until the winter solstice in December.

It can be dark when when you take the kids to school in the morning and come home from work at night. It’s scary! Especially for single moms or women who are home alone. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air can help with new security lighting at your home in Montgomery, AL or the surrounding area. Motion sensors and automatic timers can turn those outdoor security lights on when you need them the most. People with bad intentions don’t like bright lights.

Also keep in mind the new generation of LED exterior lighting is very energy efficient. There are even LED flood lights to illuminate large areas like your backyard. LED lighting uses far less energy and will last much longer, offsetting the higher initial costs.

The time change also means it’s time to replace the battery in your smoke detector and test it to make sure it’s working correctly. As we enter the heating season, pay special attention to protecting yourself against the silent killer, carbon monoxide. If you have a CO detector replace its battery as well. If you don’t have one, call Dixie right now to talk about installing one in your home.

Remember, any device that burns fuel creates carbon monoxide. When Dixie does a tune-up on your heating system, we will make sure the deadly gas is being exhausted properly to the outside. We will also test the air in your home for the presence of CO gas. Your safety is very important to us. Carbon monoxide poisoning kills hundreds of people every year. Don’t become a statistic.

Whether it’s new exterior lighting, a furnace tune-up, or installing a CO detector, you can depend on the experts from Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air to keep you safe and comfortable no matter what as the seasons change. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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