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The New Year gives us a chance to reflect on our year and get ready for the next one. One way to do that is to take care of your home for the next year by taking action. Here are five easy ways to maintain your home over the next year:

1. Check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. There is no better way to start your year than keeping your family safe. Checking and changing the batteries in this important equipment is a good way to get started.

2. Get a HVAC maintenance plan. This will help your HVAC working safely throughout the year. When it gets very warm or cold outside you will know that your equipment has been looked over by a professional.

3. Check your safety equipment around your home. Put together a household emergency kit for your family. If you have one already, check that it is still intact and sufficient for your family’s needs. It is also a good time to check that your first aid kit is in order, and that your spare flashlight batteries are charged.

4. Decide if it is time to get a new appliance. Sometimes we wait around until something doesn’t work to replace it. If you have an old HVAC system and know that it is going to need to be replaced soon, why not get prepared and do it now? You can sometimes see great cost savings on your energy bills. If you want to try and be more environmentally friendly this year, getting new equipment might bet a great option for you.

5. Get your ducts cleaned. This does not have to be done every year but every few years you should get your ducts cleaned. You will be amazed by what has been living in there. We also suggest that you look into a company that uses video equipment to show you the work that will be done. Some methods work better than others we suggest you do your research before you decide on a company to go with.

This year take ahold of the things you need to do in your home and get them done. We know you can do it!