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"Fall" back in love with your home this season

Posted: 2:26 PM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 21:26:08Z

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.