A. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Change the batteries, check the breakers, replace old units, and buy additional units. Please do this today. It will take 5 minutes.
B. Have your heating unit serviced
I recommend an annual or at least a bi-annual cleaning and servicing of your home’s heating/cooling unit. This will assure the unit is operating efficiently and dependably.
C. Chimneys, Fireplaces, Wood/Coal Stoves, Flues and Liners
Improper maintenance schedules on these items is one of the most common, expensive and dangerous mistakes homeowners make. Following your service providers recommended maintenance schedule offers the best long term value.
D. Install a Programmable Thermostat
If you have a central heating or cooling system in your home, the installation of a programmable thermostat will save you money. If you’re handy, I hear they are relatively easy to install.
Snow and ice are on the way. Tires, batteries, coolant, wiper blades and defrosters should be checked prior to that first snow or below freezing night. At a minimum keep a blanket and extra gallon of windshield washer fluid in your trunk.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”