Beyond a home security system, here are some ideas for your list of resolutions.
- Make your home as safe as possible. If you don’t have one already, maybe it’s time to consider installing a carbon monoxide detector. Also check for radon gas, and if necessary test for lead paint and asbestos flooring. It’s also a good time to pay attention to hazards you may not always consider, such as lint buildup in vents and ducts behind the dryer, or poor ventilation that fosters mold. Looking out for these simple details can help keep your home safe and your family healthy.
- If you have an older house, have the wiring checked. Each year, home electrical problems result in thousands of home fires, hundreds of deaths and millions of dollars in property loss. Taking a proactive step to have your wiring inspected can make your home safer, protecting your family and finances from calamity.
- Be mindful of safety hazards in your home. Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to throw out the Christmas tree before it gets too dry and becomes a fire hazard. Make simple repairs before they become more complicated or dangerous. Use good security habits, like installing security lights, bolstering door locks and reinforcing windows. By resolving to be mindful of your home, you’ll be protecting your home, your belongings and your family.
- Are your finances healthy? Some resolutions for your home should involve your monetary health. Resolve to cut costs by making your home more energy efficient and you’ll be surprised at how much money you save. Resolve to pay extra on your mortgage each month, and you’ll pay it off years sooner than projected. A home security system can often do more than just protect your family and your property; it can also be a boon to your budget. Check with your insurance company to see if discounts are available for homeowners with a security system.