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Why Autumn is the best season in Alabama.

Down in the south seasons seem to run together, going right from hot summer to a cold winter and not much fall in between. Autumn in Alabama. Fortunately, in Alabama, it's easy to experience a lovely autumn season. So what is one to expect from an Alabama autumn? Will the weather be beautiful? Do the leaves change and fall? Here we uncover some of the best parts of spending this fall season in Alabama.

Not many are aware, but Alabama is known for some gorgeous color changing in the autumn foliage. There is even a collection of specific spots dedicated to letting locals and tourists alike see the varying changing trees throughout the state called the Circle of Colors Trail. The red, orange and yellow colors start to pop through around the last week of October (timing is perfect with Halloween) and can be seen as soon as you're over the Alabama/Georgia line. But make sure you catch the color changes quick! Once the third week of November rolls around, the majority of those leaves will have fallen and leave only bare branches until next year.

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Knock Knock. Who's There?

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Ring’s Video Doorbell Pro lets you know who’s there, so you never miss a thing. It replaces your existing wired doorbell and delivers HD video and bright, crisp images, even at night. It’s designed to show you everything at your doorstep – people head to toe or packages on the ground. And with 24/7 streaming, you can check in anytime. Or go back and look at a 3-hour snapshot history to see what happened.

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Hot Water Tank Not Cutting It Anymore?

There's nothing better than a nice, relaxing, hot shower. How to fix hot water problems. Hot water heater. But what happens when that hot water doesn't stay hot for very long anymore, and that relaxing shower is now an ice bath? It might be time to chuck your old hot water tank and invest in a new one!

Water heaters have a typically long life-span at around 8 to 12 years, but for those that move into an older home may only get to experience a working water heater for a couple of years before it goes on the fritz. So what do you do when you need a new hot water tank?

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What is GFCI protection and how is it maintained?

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) devices are required in specific areas of our homes by law. What is GFCI protection? We must all have GFCI protection in certain parts of our house such as our kitchens, bathrooms, unfinished basements, outside our homes as well as our garages. GFCI devices monitor the electricity between the ungrounded (hot) and grounded (neutral) conductors. If there is an improper imbalance between the two conductors the GFCI will stop the power from exiting the receptacle, so no one gets an electrical shock.

GFCI protection comes in two different forms. The most noticeable would be in the form of a receptacle. The second form of GFCI protection that is common in homes is GFCI breakers. Both of these devices protect people from an electrical shock. The receptacle is located in the outlet where we plug devices in. The breaker is located in the electrical panel.

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Latest Tips

Why Autumn is the best season in Alabama.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Down in the south seasons seem to run together, going right from hot summer to a cold winter and not much fall in between.  Fortunately, in Alabama, it's easy to experience a lovely autumn season. So what is one to expect from an Alabama autumn? Will the weather be beautiful? Do the leaves change and fall? Here we uncover some of the best parts of spending this fall season in Alabama.

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Saving On Your Electric Bill During a Hot Alabama Summer.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Summer is here, and there is no doubt that Alabama has some of the hottest temperatures in the country! You may be trying to find ways of cooling down, but lowering your thermostat will raise your energy bill. So what are we to do?

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About John's Electric

Linn Park Fountain, Birmingham, AL

John's Electric Inc. is a family owned and operated electrical contractor business that proudly provides electrician services in Birmingham, AL and the surrounding areas such as Hoover, Homewood, Chelsea, Vestavia Hills, Pelham, Alabaster, Trussville, and Mountain Brook. John's Electric provides residential and commercial electrical solutions at competitive rates. We have been in this line of work for 30 years, giving us not only experience but expertise as well. You can depend on us. We are a state licensed electrician (#03875) for your protection.

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What others say about John's Electric Service

Great job installing new breaker/meter box. Fast service , great price, will use again if needed.

stuart222

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Aubrey upgraded our electrical fuse panel, put in an updated outside service panel, replaced the main service line from the outside panel to the inside fuse box, and installed several outlets. His original estimate was complete and accurate. He brought our electrical system up to code and made several recommendations for changes and upgrades that we had not thought of. He worked with our schedule, was on time and very professional, and left our home as clean as when he arrived. He was extremely conscientious and reliable. We very highly recommend John's Electric and will definitely use them again.

Debbie S. Dumas

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Thanks for Saving Me!

John's Electric was wonderful! I called and he was at my house within an hour!! I was at great risk of fire because of my breaker overheating, and he got me taken care of quickly, and affordably! I have a home warranty, that wouldn't cover my issue, and he jumped in and took care of me. If I ever had need again, I know who to call. Couldn't recommend John's any higher!!!

bamanaenae

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Aubrey was very helpful, explaining things as he went and making sure that everything worked good before he left.

Lisa H.

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