Safety first: Test home safety devices. This includes smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors. If necessary, replace detectors with new ones with built in long-lasting batteries offering continuous power for the life of the alarm.
Refresh: Give rooms a facelift by switching out the old carpeting. Opt for a hypoallergenic option to help you enjoy the comfort of the carpet, while not worrying about its allergens, microbes and odors.
Spot check: Checking windows and doors for leaks and drafts is a must for this time of year. Caulk and reseal any cracks to avoid drafts that can increase the electric bill.
Don’t forget the exteriors: Trim any branches and bushes close to the house, inspect the roof and clean the gutters to make your spring time cleanup a breeze.
Cozy corner: Keep your house cozy during the long, cold months ahead. Have a basket with comfy throws and blankets for those colder nights and curl up with a book or a movie.