Biannual Tasks for the end of DST

March 11, 2017

Changing the clock for the beginning of DST and the end of DST is a great time to remember to do the biannual tasks every homeowner needs to remember.

  • Change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector and check them to make sure they still work.
  • Check the fire extinguisher in your kitchen. Does it need to be inspected or replaced?
  • Have a fire drill with your family. Make sure everyone knows how to get our of the house and where to meet in case of an emergency.
  • Change your furnace’s air filter to maximize its efficiency.
  • Vacuum the dryer lint filter.
  • Vacuum the refrigerator coils.
  • Clean any sediments in the bottom of your hot water heater.
  • Check your water softener and add salt if necessary.
  • Changer your thermostat settings for the new season!
  • Clean your gutters.

What would you add to the list?