The dumpster fire of 2020 is over. Wahooooo!
January is a great time to set new goals for yourself, your family, and your home. Whether you are adding exercise, trips, or hobbies to your list, there are so many things to shoot for in 2021. It may help to add electrical and other home safety for you and your family to that growing list of new year’s resolutions.
Keep reading to learn more about some home safety resolutions that might work for you and your family this year.
1. Lock Your Windows and Doors
Shutting up your home is huge for home security. Most people remember to lock up their doors, but then forget to lock their windows. Criminals want an easy in and an easy out - an unlocked window provides just what they need. Put up as many barriers as you can by checking that all windows are locked at night and when you leave. Prioritize your first floor windows.
2. Set a Timed Schedule for Your Home’s Lights
Darkness is the friend of crime. If your house looks dark, people will figure that no one is home. We aren’t suggesting you add to your electric bill by running all your lights from sundown to sunrise. However, you can set a schedule for when your lights are on at home. Outside lights such as on your porch and driveway are good ones to keep on. If you don’t want them on all the time, consider motion sensors or timers to turn them on or off.
3. Check the Batteries/Power on All Alarms
We often don’t realize when alarms are out of power because we don’t hear them making annoying noises. Make sure to periodically check the batteries for your fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, and smoke alarms. Every month when you check them, also test them to ensure they work properly. Make sure to change them no matter what twice per year.
4. Consider Installing a Security System
People often overlook security systems for a variety of reasons. The investment in knowing what is happening with your property is important in order to keep your family and possessions safe as well as knowing what happens at your home. Installing a security system is much quicker and easier than most people think. Not ready for a full home security system? Start with motion-sensing outdoor lights as a first step.
Start Your Year with Electrical Safety for Your Family
New years can mean new beginnings. If there have been electrical or safety chores around the house that you have meant to get to, now is the time! Electric Blue is here to help our Denver community get the most out of their home electronics. Give us a call today to schedule your home inspection.