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What if your power goes out during the winter?

what to do during winter power outageAny time the power goes out is an inconvenient time, but losing power in the winter can be particularly dangerous and you should always have an emergency plan in case you are faced with a loss of power in these upcoming winter months.

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

Try to contact your neighbors to figure out if the power is out only in your house, or if the entire block has lost power as well. Sometimes a downed power line can affect just one house, and other times it can affect entire streets or blocks.

Regardless of the situation, you need to act quickly to retain residual heat. Heat escapes quickly through gaps in windows or doors, so placing rolled up towels or blankets near the bottoms of doors and windows can help hold in the heat a little longer while you’re waiting for the power to be restored.

If possible, avoid using candles and instead opt for flashlights to prevent fire hazards. Protect your home against harmful power surges by unplugging major appliances until power is restored. Conserve your food and try to keep from opening the refrigerator and freezer doors unless absolutely necessary.

For these and other winter electric safety tips, contact the professionals at John’s Electric today.

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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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My Mother recently came to live with me, and I needed a fan installed in her west-facing room, to keep it cool in the guest room. I had to wait a little bit, but it was worth it. The price was reasonable, I could tell he was conscientious and he made an extra effort to do as much as he could while he was here - including going down through a difficult attic to install, so the wires would not show. Highly recommend. He came with his grandson and they worked a few hours. Hoping to get him back soon for some more work. Thank you, John!

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What an amazing electrician Aubrey is!!!! He is honest and he charges reasonable! Never tried to upsell me once and I never felt taken advantage by him! Was the only electrician that came as soon as I called and was always upfront about everything! All the reviews about him are true! That's how I found him and he's proven to be everything everyone has said! Call the best so you can get great service!

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