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Tips on Taking Care of Your Home

Your home is a major investment, so making certain it’s safe and secure is an absolute must. In addition to maintenance, which keeps multiple components of your home intact, you must also make sure that your property is secure from intruders.

For the last four decades, Alarm Research, Inc.has helped homes and businesses throughout Albuquerque with the latter step. We offer personalized security steps to suit your exact situation. We’re also glad to provide general tips on maintenance and security to make your job as a homeowner a little easier.

Change Your Home’s HVAC Filter

The air filter in your HVAC system is integral to proper function. A clean air filter allows air to flow into HVAC equipment, which ensures it functions appropriately. Air filters also boost indoor air quality, which prevents worsening allergy symptoms caused by pollen, pet dander, and dust. Most air filters must be changed every three months or so. However, if you have pets in the home or use your HVAC equipment on a frequent basis, you may consider changing it every one to two months.

Clean Gutters

Gutters ensure water from your roof can easily flow to the ground below. This prevents water damage and leaks, which can damage the interior of your home as well. When gutters are clogged, they can’t do their jobs. That means water will pool on your roof and cause further damage. If you’re not too keen on cleaning your gutters (and who is, really), install a gutter guard to prevent debris from building up in the first place.

Maintain Smoke Alarms

Home safety is just as important as home maintenance. One essential aspect of home safety are smoke alarms, which must be strategically located throughout your property. Smoke alarms should be on every floor, and outside every bedroom. Test alarms once per month and change batteries at least once per year. Smoke alarms typically last about ten years, so if yours are nearing the ten-year mark it’s best to replace them.

Install a Security System

In addition to smoke alarms, there are other security measures you can take in your home for peace of mind. Security cameras with remote access allow you to check on your home while away. They can also act as a deterrent to intruders, as can security alarms when they’re accompanied by stickers and signs posted on your property. Other security options include access control, so that only the right individuals can enter your home.

If you have questions about the safety and security of your home, Alarm Research, Inc. is here to provide answers. We install cameras, alarms, and entryway access control to make certain your home is safeguarded against all threats. We can also help with the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors for comprehensive protection. Call (505) 291-9456 for more information on how we can help you.

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