CHECK YOUR SMOKE ALARMS
Don't Let Your Home Burn
Replace Batteries

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  1. DON'T LET YOUR HOME BURN
    Check your smoke alarms now
  2. SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER
    Grab these savings now
  3. HOME HEATING PRICES GOING UP
    Buy you can lock in today's price
  4. REUSE BATTERIES FROM SMOKE DETECTORS
    Just don't risk your life using old ones
  5. SAVE MONEY ON BATTERIES
    Top quality, less expensive
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#1. DON'T LET YOUR HOME BURN
Check your smoke alarms now

Test your smoke alarms before the last day in October and replace all batteries. Don't take chances. This small step can prevent your home from catching fire in addition to preventing injury or death to you or members of your family.

Fire departments recommend that you check when the time changes from daylight savings to standard time. Replace every single battery with a fresh one (best quality) and then test each alarm to make sure that it is working properly. Never leave last year's battery in your smoke alarm even if it appears to be okay.

Smoke alarms are inexpensive. Buy as many as needed to meet local regulations. In general they should be placed on the ceiling. Put one close to the entrance of each bedroom as well as inside every bedroom and on all floors including the basement.

Some insurance companies may give you a discount on your home policy once you have complied with local requirements.

While having home fire and smoke alarms may give you a sense of well being, they only work if they have fresh batteries. It is not unusual to see a TV report of a house fire in which there were several alarms but none worked since the batteries had not been replaced.



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#2. SAVINGS CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER
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Do all Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving . You can get better deals before the hectic days of December and you will avoid the crowds.

Turkeys are often inexpensive. Buy several and freeze.

Check all doors, windows for drafts. Clean your furnace and change filters.

Tune your car before winter starts. Do a winter automobile check up. Get antifreeze early; the price always goes up in the winter.



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#3. HOME HEATING PRICES GOING UP
You can lock in today's price

According to the Department of Energy, the cost of heating fuel will go up a lot this winter. Natural gas could rise almost 20% and home heating oil 40% from a year ago.

We recommend that you ask your fuel company for a long term contract which will lock in the current price for the rest of the cold weather season. Many (but not all) companies offer this option.

If you do not do this, you will be paying the going price, month to month, which in the depth of the winter could be quite steep.

Locking a price does not come without risk, since prices could go down. However, the best estimates of the Department of Energy predict that it will go up, perhaps substantially. In this scenario, it is unlikely that you will lose money and very likely that you will save a bundle. So this is a good gamble.




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#4. REUSE BATTERIES FROM SMOKE DETECTORS
Just don't risk your life using old ones

When you take the battery out of that smoke detector do not throw it away. The battery is still good, just not good enough to risk your life on. It should be okay to run most other devices.

I recommend that you mark the outside of the battery with a magic marker so that you know it is an old one but still usable.

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#5. SAVE MONEY ON BATTERIES
Top quality, less expensive

I have found that the "dollar" stores, such as Dollar General, often sell Panasonic alkaline batteries for 50% off the price of other well known brands.

I have been using Panasonic batteries now for four years and find them to be as good if not better than the highly advertised brands. Just be sure to buy the best quality alkaline for all your needs, as it is not cost effective to use the lower grades.

I would not hesitate to put Panasonic batteries in my smoke detectors , for example. In fact that is exactly what I do.



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