Seasons Greetings from Delco Alarm Systems.
Happy holidays from the folks at Delco Alarm Systems. Whatever winter holiday you celebrate, we hope it is a happy one.
No doubt, this year’s celebrations will be different from years past as we all try to stay safe and healthy. COVID-19 has forced us to keep our holiday celebrations small.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t continue with many of our traditions, or start new ones.
Whether it is a plate of cookies, latkes, jerk chicken or a Bûche de Noël, traditional holiday food will likely still grace our tables. Many of us will be doing much of the cooking at home.
As a reminder, we suggest you give your fire and smoke detectors a quick check to make sure they are working properly. Also, make sure you have the proper fire extinguishers on hand. And don’t
forget to make sure everyone in your home is familiar with an escape plan in the event there is a fire emergency.
We’d also like to suggest making a donation in the spirit of the holidays. COVID-19 has put many families in our area in financial jeopardy. A donation to a food bank, such as Delco Food
Project, the Red Cross or Salvation Army, no matter how small, will truly help a family in need this holiday season.
With so many packages and food orders being delivered these days, porch pirates are on the prowl. These thieves often follow delivery trucks to homes, wait till they leave, then swipe packages.
Your doorbell camera is a deterrent. Thieves would rather hit a house without one than risk being caught on camera.
FURNACES, FIREPLACES AND SPACE HEATERS, OH MY!
As the weather gets colder, we fire up our home’s heaters and fireplaces. We also occasionally use space heaters inside as well.
It is important to keep everything in good working order.
Change your heater’s filter at least monthly, don’t toss fireplace ashes in the trash and keep clothing and other items away from space heaters.
Carbon monoxide detectors are crucial. Make sure you have one on each floor. Because CO mixes with air, place the detector about six feet high on a wall.
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or simply the Winter Solstice, we hope you are able to enjoy the holidays. The new year is right around the corner. Here’s to a better
2021! Stay healthy and safe.