TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME AND FAMILY IN TOP SHAPE FOR CHANGING SEASON This weekend is a good time to take care of seasonal tasks. Among the things you might want to do to keep your home running smoothly in the months ahead:
Change the batteries in the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home and RVs. Upgrade to detectors with a 10-year battery life and you can scratch this item off next year's to-do list.
Prepare for winter storms. Check the batteries in your emergency flashlights and lanterns, stock up on emergency supplies and update your home insurance inventory to include any new household items you've purchased this year.
Go through your medicine chest and remove all the expired medications. Don't flush old medications down the toilet. Take the medicine out of the original container, mix it with coffee grounds or kitty litter, put it in a sealable bag and then throw the bag in the garbage.
Restock the first aid kits in your home, cars and RVs.
In warm weather climates, adjust your irrigation clock settings for the dry season. Looking to save money and conserve water? Use a rain sensor to shut down your irrigation system when your lawn doesn't need water. Your water company may offer rebates on sensors.
In cold weather climates, check your supplies of ice melt, then put snow removal tools and winter emergency kits in your cars.
Schedule annual tune ups for your heat pump, furnace or boiler to keep those systems working efficiently. Stock up on furnace filters so you've got them on hand for monthly changes.
Clean your dryer vent to prevent fires from lint buildup. If you have a flexible foil or plastic dryer vent, replace it with a smooth metal vent. The flexible vents can collect dangerous amounts of lint at low points. FULL ARTICLESAVE ARTICLEEMAIL MESHARE THIS Your CommentsIs this article valuable to you?YesNoMaybeIs this item worth sharing with other friends?YesNoMaybeCan you see this item helping you with homeownership?YesNoMaybeComments:
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