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Being prepared is critical for health and happiness. Daylight Saving Time is the perfect time to keep your residents' spaces well-maintained with the following essentials:

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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends using Daylight Saving Time as a reminder to tackle basic smoke alarm and safety detection device maintenance. The NFPA says to test fire safety alarms, replace batteries twice annually and replace alarms that are more than 10 years old.

Hanging light bulbs

Did you know that ENERGY STAR® lighting products last 15 times longer than standard bulbs? This leads to major cost savings in the future. Help your residents take advantage of energy savings by checking their lights and fixtures.

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Appliance Filters

Dirty filters can cause refrigerators and other appliances to use more energy, according to For example, range hood filters should be changed twice a year in homes where cooking happens often.

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Some filters need changing more often than others. For instance, ENERGY STAR® recommends changing furnace and air conditioner filters monthly during the months your residents use these appliances.

Technician working on a water heater

The water in your residents' water heaters needs to be flushed from time to time to remove sediment that can build up and reduce each unit's efficiency.

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Take time to make sure your residents are staying healthy by stocking up on the right germ prevention products.