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The Future of Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhoods.

The future gets brighter every day. The Future of Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhoods. Technology is continually improving to make our lives and the environment a better place. One way that is completely changing the way we are building homes throughout the Birmingham area is with Alabama Power Smart Neighborhoods.

A "smart neighborhood" is where all of the houses are built with the latest innovation of technology in mind to create a comfortable, convenient, smart, and green home. These new constructions have programmable thermostats, better insulation, security, and highly efficient appliances — all which can be accessed by your smartphone.

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Is aluminum wire a fire hazard and what should I do about it?

From the mid-'60s to the early '70s, electricians in many new or remodeled homes installed aluminum wiring to feed branch circuits from the main panel to outlets and lighting fixtures. Is aluminum wire a fire hazard? What was later discovered is that while continuous runs of aluminum wire didn't present problems, when those wires were connected to light switches, outlets and other wires in junction boxes, the connections deteriorated and became fire hazards.

In 2019, it is often tempting to believe homes with aluminum wiring are safe since the wiring hasn't been a problem for 30 to 40 years, but that is now a dangerous misconception. The more time these old connections have had to deteriorate, the worse the problem is.

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Electrical Spring cleaning the right way.

Spring cleaning time is just about here! Electrical Spring Cleaning. And while you're all set to clean the inside of your home to welcome in the new, warmer season, don’t forget to add “electrical safety” to your annual checklist.

Chasing dust bunnies is a noble goal, scrubbing windows and dusting nooks and crannies will make the inside of your home feel as good as new, but protecting your family and home is one of the most important chores you’ll ever tackle.

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What to do during a Winter power outage.

While anytime the power goes out isn't a convenient time for anyone, but losing your power in the winter can be especially dangerous, and you should have an emergency plan just in case you are faced with power loss over the winter months. What to do during a winter power outage.

If your power goes out, don't panic. Often, it is just a simple fix. For example a fuse - so you'll want to check your fuse box first, and if that is the cause of your outage, it's a quick and easy fix.

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Have you scheduled electrical maintenance inspection for the new year?

The year old 2018 is over already, and as we move into the new year it is time to schedule appointments for many things such as a yearly physical, car tune-up, or a vet visit for your pet. Have you scheduled electrical maintenance inspection for the new year? It is also a great time to book an electrical maintenance inspection for your home or business.

A vital part of ensuring that the electrical needs of your home or commercial property are up to local code and regulation, safe from fire and electrocution and running smoothly are regular electrical safety inspections.

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Latest Tips

The Future of Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhoods.

Monday, April 8, 2019

The future gets brighter every day.  Technology is continually improving to make our lives and the environment a better place. One way that is completely changing the way we are building homes throughout the Birmingham area is with Alabama Power Smart Neighborhoods.

Finish reading The Future of Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhoods....

Is aluminum wire a fire hazard and what should I do about it?

Monday, March 11, 2019

From the mid-'60s to the early '70s, electricians in many new or remodeled homes installed aluminum wiring to feed branch circuits from the main panel to outlets and lighting fixtures.  What was later discovered is that while continuous runs of aluminum wire didn't present problems, when those wires were connected to light switches, outlets and other wires in junction boxes, the connections deteriorated and became fire hazards.

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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

Aubrey showed up within 30 minutes of my call. Very friendly and great service! I highly recommend Aubrey and John's Electric.

Jerry Mcgalliard
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Very professional and willing to work with the customer. Overall was an enjoyable experience.

Ernie Spiller
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What a pleasure it was dealing with Aubrey of John's electric! We had a breaker that would not reset. Aubrey arrived at our house at exactly the time he said he would. He had the problem diagnosed in under a minute and had us back to normal with all of our garage outlets in under 5 minutes. I know that all service calls can't go that quickly, but he sure found the problem right away and got it fixed immediately. I would strongly recommend this company.

Drew Simpson
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First, they were there within the hour of calling them. Secondly, I thought I had 2 bad florescent lights, but it turned out to be tripped GFI outlets. Instead of just going ahead and replacing the lights, the electrician found the tripped outlets and let me know that was all the problem was. He showed me where they were so, if I had a problem in the future I could look there first. I appreciate his honesty. It saved me a lot of money.

Jo A.
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