Follow these great tips to keep your home safe and save $$ and time!
Make sure to change furnace filters at least every three months to allow your furnace to run most efficiently. Even during the summer months when your air conditioner is running. For the largest selection of furnace filters in the area, see Ace Hardware! Install a programmable thermostat to help save energy costs. Program the thermostat to automatically lower temps when at work or while sleeping, thereby saving energy hours at a time. Ace Hardware carries various programmable thermostats to fit your needs.
Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs maximize your home’s energy efficiency by using 1/4 less energy while providing the same amount of light as regular bulbs. Added bonus: CFL’s last up to 10 times longer than standard light bulbs! Using energy efficient CFL bulbs means money savings for you. Ace Hardware is the Light Bulb Place!
The next time you wash your windows, try this…wash the inside panes one way (vertical), and the outside panes the opposite way (horizontal). That way you’ll know which side still isn’t clean or has streaks. Check out Ace Hardware Cleaning Supplies department!
Have you ever changed your Carbon Monoxide Detector? Ace Hardware recommends replacing your Carbon Monoxide Detector every 5 years. See Ace Hardware for a large selection of carbon monoxide detectors and alarms.
When was the last time you changed the fire alarms in your home? Ace Hardware recommends replacing fire alarms every 8-10 years. A great selection of smoke & fire alarms can be found at Ace Hardware!
Check the gauge on your fire extinguisher annually to ensure it is fully charged. Replace uncharged extinguishers with a new one. It is recommended to have at least one fire extinguisher on every floor. Ace Hardware carries various fire extinguishers for every need.