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  • Inspect storm window, clean them if needed and seal holes.
  • Have your wood-burning fireplace inspected, cleaned and repaired to prevent chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Contact a licensed heating contractor to inspect and service your gas heater or furnace to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Your local utility company will often provide this service for free. 
  • If you use a hot water system for heating, drain the expansion tank, check the water pressure, and bleed your radiators. 
  • Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detector.