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Live Utah TV – After You Move Into Your New Home

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Nothing makes us happier than to see you, our valued neighbors, comfortably move in to your new home. We want your experience moving forward to be as easy as, hopefully, the rest of your home buying experience has been. Today we’ve shared some important things you can do to ensure added safety for you and your family. We couldn’t be happier for you and wish you well!
1. Change locks
Unfortunately, you can’t assume the keys you’re holding are the only keys to your home that could exist out there. Play it safe and have all the locks changed as soon as you can.2. Re-program garage door opener
Again, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to the security of your new home. Most garage door remotes have a reset button that you can hold down to reprogram the opener. If you want more concise instructions, note the make and model of the opener and contact the company to walk you through the steps.

3. Replace furnace filter
Most manufacturers recommend that a furnace filter be changed once a month during the heating season to ensure the most efficient performance. While there are higher-quality filters that may not require monthly replacement, it’s still a good idea to check the filter monthly and, of course, replace it when you move into a new place.

4. Install new batteries in smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector
You have no way of knowing when the batteries were last changed and if the home has been unoccupied, it’s probably been awhile. Test the alarm and detector and put new batteries in each. This investment of time and a few dollars is well worth it, given the stakes.

5. Property assesment
Check with the county to determine if your home is assessed as either primary or non primary residence. If it’s a primary residence, you’re taxed half of a non primary residence saving you thousands of dollars.