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Twice Yearly Home Maintenance You Should Do As You Set Clocks Back

Changing your clocks? Make these other changes around your home.

If you’ve been finding it hard to get out of bed when the sun hasn’t even done you the courtesy of getting up, you’re not alone. That’s why so many of us are looking forward to getting an extra hour of morning sunlight when we “fall back” on November 1st.

Your clocks shouldn’t be the only thing you change at the start of next month, though. The twice-a-year need to move your hour hand can serve as the perfect reminder to tackle maintenance tasks that need to be done semiannually. Here are just a few to get you started!

  • Since you’re going to be relying on your furnace more and more in the coming months, this is the perfect time to change your furnace filter. Regularly doing so will help your furnace last longer.
  • While you’ve got your attention on filters, take a moment to clean your clothes dryer’s filter and hoses. In doing so, you’ll reduce your risk of home fires.
  • Go through your first aid kit and medicine cabinet and throw away expired medication. If you toss any for which you could have an immediate need, make sure you replace them right away.
  • Take a moment to update your home inventory, including any expensive purchases you’ve made with their receipts or appraisals. Having an up-to-date home inventory makes filing future insurance claims much easier.

At Global Financial & Insurance Services, we know that you put a lot of work into maintaining your home. That’s why we put a lot of work into getting you the right homeowners insurance policy to protect it. To make sure you have the policy you need at the price you want, contact our staff in Irving, Texas today.