Home maintenance is often neglected by us, and the primary reason for the same is that we are busy tackling other responsibilities in our lives. However, if we do not fix things in our house every now and then, it will be an additional burden on our shoulders.
1. Replacing the furnace filters: We know the condition is not the best with a furnace being used for too long. With this, the need to replace the furnace filter arises. We suggest that you should replace them seasonally.
2. Cleaning the air conditioner: We use it almost all the time and one should make it a point to be sure that the same is cleaned more often. Cleaning the air conditioner once every fortnight is a good idea because it will help the air conditioner give optimum performance throughout the day. There are many people outsourcing the task to professionals and there’s nothing wrong with it; if you are not confident about the task, let an expert help you with the task.
3. Maintaining the heat pumps: With heat pumps, one should make it a point to clean or change the filters once a month, if needed. At the same time, outdoor coils should be cleaned, if they appear dirty. In this case, people often make the mistake of covering it to protect it from outdoor elements; don’t make this mistake because a heat pump is designed for outdoor use.
4. Cleaning the kitchen exhaust hood: This is important because it has to work most of the time you spend in the kitchen. Cleaning it is not difficult and you can complete the task in less than ten minutes. If you feel that there’s a need to replace the filter, get it done to be on the safe side.
5. Check your emergency flashlight: When the lights go off and you’re dependent on your emergency flashlight, you’d not want to be disappointed by the fact that the same isn’t working. So, check regularly whether the batteries are working or not. If not, get it replaced with new batteries.
Home maintenance is not a difficult task, but it involves a certain level of commitment, and you need to commit to it. If not, there wouldn’t be anyone else to be blamed for it. After all, it is your house, and if you’re not willing to do the hard work to keep everything in your home in ideal condition, you’ll have to suffer the consequences.