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New Home Checklist: 4 Things to Keep in Mind

Help protect your new home by crossing these simple home maintenance to-do’s off your list

Moving is stressful, whether you’re settling into a new apartment, it’s your first time buying a house, or you’re a seasoned pro. With all the coordination and change, it’s easy to put home maintenance on the backburner. To help protect your new home, here’s a helpful checklist to keep in mind.

  1. Check and replace smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Proper smoke and CO alarm placement, maintenance and replacement are essential to keeping your home protected. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends installing alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, inside every bedroom and outside each sleeping area. For convenient protection, upgrade your alarms to the First Alert Precision Detection Smoke & CO Alarm, which eliminates the need for battery replacements for a decade. This 2-in-1 device also reduces cooking nuisance alarms and provides early warning in the event of a home fire emergency.

  3. First Alert - EZ Fire SprayBe prepared with fire extinguishing devices. It’s important that you have fire extinguishing devices on-hand in your home and know how to use them. An easy-to-use solution, the First Alert EZ Fire Spray features a lightweight spray-can design that has no pins or levers – just point and spray. Its small size makes it ideal for kitchens and easier to use than a traditional fire extinguisher.

  5. Water and Freeze DetectorInstall a Water and Freeze Detector. Help stop potential water damage before it happens with the First Alert L1 WiFi Water and Freeze Detector. This WiFi enabled device can send you notifications alerting you to water leaks, freezing temperature and hazardous humidity, helping you avoid potential damage to your new home and costly repairs. Its easy installation makes it especially convenient for renters or occupants of multi-family homes to help prevent any water damage in their own unit, as well as any water damage that may spread into other units within their building.

  7. Honeywell Home T9 smart thermostatUpgrade to a smart thermostat. For efficient temperature control and energy savings, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat, which allows you to adjust your home temperature from anywhere and set different temperature schedules for various times of the day. The Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat’s smart room sensors allow you to focus on controlling the temperature in the rooms you choose, giving you comfort where you want, when you want it. For additional cost savings and a lowered energy demand on your community’s grid, consider enrolling your thermostat in an energy savings program run by your energy provider.

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