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Home Maintenance / December 22, 2015
Routine maintenance on your home is essential to preserve your investment, and to make sure that your home is able to properly protect your family from the elements and criminals. A smart approach to routine home maintenance includes keeping a home maintenance calendar. Another smart approach is to partner with Handyman Connection of Carmel to help you get those tasks completed.
A home maintenance calendar is where you mark down important activities such as changing the furnace filters or cleaning out the gutters. There are several good reasons to keep a maintenance calendar, but there also reasons why this sort of calendar is important to the upkeep of your home.
Maintain the Efficiency of Your Appliances
As we mentioned, changing the filters on your furnace is an item that should be on every home maintenance calendar. When you take care of your home appliances, fixtures and systems, then you are extending their lives and allowing them to consistently operate at full efficiency. This sort of routine maintenance saves you money on energy costs, and it also saves you money on replacement costs.
Preventing Bigger Problems
The simple home maintenance calendar act of cleaning out your gutters can help to prevent bigger problems such as roof and water damage. Inspecting the caulk around your windows once a year will help to prevent your energy bills from going up, and protect your home from moisture. By doing your routine maintenance, you are preventing problems that could prove to be costly in the future.
Keeping Repair Bills Down
When you have professionals like us assessing the various aspects of your home including plumbing and electrical circuits, we can make repairs that will help to either delay or eliminate expensive replacement costs in the future.
Helps to Keep Warranties Intact
There are some manufacturers of household appliances and systems that will not honor the warranties on their products if the products are not properly maintained. For example, if you never change the filter on your furnace and one day the furnace stops working, the manufacturer could decide to not honor the warranty because you neglected to do the necessary routine maintenance.
A comprehensive home maintenance calendar can act as proof to all of your appliance manufacturers that you have done your part to keep your equipment running. It is important to review the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations in each user’s manual so that you know exactly how to care for your home appliances and systems. If something does go wrong, you can refer to the manual and your calendar as proof that you did what was required of you.
Your home is one of the single largest financial investments you will ever make. In order to keep your family comfortable and preserve that financial investment, you need to develop and follow a comprehensive home maintenance calendar. With help from the professionals at Handyman Connection of Carmel, you can keep your home comfortable and standing tall for many years to come.