Read these websites below and you will be confident that you,your family and home are safe and sound:
Demesne: http://www.demesne.info/Home-Maintenance/ This site has montly home maintenance checklists, life expectany lists, buying and repair advice, and even garden & emergency maintenance tasks.
Costhelper: http://www.costhelper.com Know how to compare home systems and the options and cost to replace or upgrade.
Red Cross: www.redcross.org Make sure you are prepared for emergencies and disasters.
Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org Compare and review before buying.