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Resolutions for a more livable home

Tips on insurance, indoor health, emergencies
Published on Jan 4, 2010

The holiday rush is over and the decorations are put away, but you still have plenty of New Year's resolutions to make. Besides the diet, here are 10 resolutions that will make your home a better place to live in 2010. 1. Change the batteries on your smoke detectors Rather than waiting for your smoke detector to go off in the middle of the night when the battery goes out, get in the habit of replacing the batteries the first weekend of each year. If you have a fireplace or gas appliances, it would also be wise to install a carbon monoxide detector to avoid deadly leaks. 2. Update your insurance policies Many people buy new items over the course of the year, especially at the holidays. If you have purchased a new computer, jewelry, art, or other major item, check with your insurance company to determine whether you need to increase your insurance. Review your policy to determine if you have "full replacement value" coverage. If your policy doesn't have this c...

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