When you are a homeowner, you are aware that the cost of living in a home can become a huge expense. You also know that a home is a huge investment and one that you should take care of. To protect your investment and help save you money over time it is important to keep up with regular home maintenance. And, many of these regular home maintenance tasks you can complete yourself. Read on to check out our home maintenance checklist to help keep your home running as efficiently as possible.
There are a few things that you should do twice a year to improve your home. First, make sure that you are vacuuming your refrigerator coils once every six months. When refrigerator coils are dirty, they have to work harder to do their job, costing you more money. Next, you should inspect your air conditioning unit on the outside of your home to ensure that it is on level ground, and check that there is no clogging or buildup around the condensate drain.
Winter – Use the winter season to take the time and check that your thermostat is working properly. Use your thermostat to set optimum temperatures for your home. Setting your home to different temperatures while you are away and while you are home can help save you money and save energy.
Spring – It is a good idea to schedule regular air conditioning maintenance for the spring. This will allow a professional to come and inspect your unit to ensure that it is ready for the summer months.
Summer – During the summer, when your air conditioning is working the most, take the time to remove any grass, leaves, or debris from around your unit. This will allow it to work most efficiently and save energy and money.
Fall – During the fall season, prepare your home for the cold, winter months by scheduling a service to get your ductwork inspected and serviced.
There are a few things that you should do monthly or every few months to keep your home running efficiently. First, it is recommended to change the air filters in your home every 2-3 months, or more frequently if you have pets. Next, you should treat your garbage disposal to a thorough cleaning. To do this, fill an ice cube tray with vinegar and drop the frozen cubes into the disposal while it is running. This will help to keep your disposal smelling fresh and sharpen the blades. Lastly, it is important to test your carbon monoxide detector each month. Find the test button on the detector and make sure that you hear a beeping sound. If you do not, you should replace the batteries.
Follow these simple tips to help improve the efficiency of your home. If you need to schedule a service, call Airtech today.