Living in Coastal NC area, there are many vacation homes here, and the weather does get cold enough that you may want to look into having your home winterized, if not in regular use.  If you haven't used that fireplace in a while, it is also a good idea to get it checked out. Using lots of extension cords for the decorations? Check out some of these WINTER SAFETY TIPS. Not sure who to contact to help with these things done? Realist Homes would love to help. Give us a call. We can help point you in the right direction. As always, keep us in mind if you are looking to BUY, SELL, or INVEST in Real Estate. We LOVE what we do!