6 Crucial Home Maintenance Tasks That Can Save You Money

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Maintaining your home is a lot of work. If you’ve ever rented property on the past, you will know how much more time and money becoming a homeowner takes. You can’t expect your landlord to carry out this maintenance or pay for someone else to do it, because you simply don’t have one. This is why many homeowners put off or ignore this work. However, this can cause more bother in the long run. With that in mind, here are five home maintenance jobs that can save you money.

Tend To Leaky Faucets
The sound of a leaking faucet is enough to drive someone mad, but it can also cost you in a big way. Although it may seem like you only lose a small amount of water, just one leak can increase your water bill by hundreds of dollars each year. Thankfully, this issue is often easily solved. Anyone with any plumbing experience should be able to handle the task with very little difficulty.

Look At The Roof

Harsh storms, heavy snow, and high winds can all influence the quality of your roof, leaving it with damage that you can’t see from the floor. In the best cases, this can result in higher energy bills, but, in the worst, your roof could collapse. To prevent both of these, you need to inspect your roof at least once a year. This is a dangerous task, so be sure you hire a professional.

Clean Out The Chimney
For those with a fireplace in their home, it’s important that you have it cleaned every fifty fires, or, as a minimum, once a year. This is not a small task, but it is one that you want to be done well, so hiring a chimney sweep, rather than attempting it yourself, is best. If you do the job wrong or skip it altogether, it could have incredibly serious, costly, and sometimes even deadly consequences.

Switch The Ceiling Fans
The blades of your ceiling fans are at an angle for a reason. When they spin one way, they force cool air down into the room, which is just what you want on a warm summer’s day. When they spin the other way, however, they circulate the warm air, creating a toasty and cozy space. Reversing your fans at the right time is an effective way to cut down your energy bills.

Replace The HVAC Filters
HVAC systems tend to use more energy than any other appliance in the home. However, that doesn’t mean that they can’t use this energy more efficiently. When the air filters in the system become dirty, it means that they have to work harder and use more power to regulate the temperature in your house. This is why you must remember to replace these filters regularly.

Unclog The Guttering System
Clogged guttering can result in a number of disastrous and costly problems, from damp and wood rot to leaks and cracked foundations. For this reason, you should keep an eye on the state of your guttering system and clear out any debris when it starts to build up. This tends to occur around the autumn time when the leaves fall off the trees.

Home maintenance can be costly at times, but the tasks above can all save you money.

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1 comment:

  1. I switch the fan in the fall and spring.



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