It’s the holidays and with this economy, we’re all looking for ways to save money. Time can also get the best of us and there are most likely some chores you’ve been putting off.  Tackle those little issues or contact us.

These are five easy, budget-friendly home maintenance tasks and if you cover them all, it will go a long way towards putting money back in your pocket or under the tree.

Filters, Filters, Filters

Filters should be changed every 90 days.  If you have dogs, cats, or other animals, that ideal time frame is every 60 days.  Changing filters is easy and ensures your HVAC system runs smoothly and as efficiently as possible.

Items like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), are critical to take care of.  Spend 30 minutes swapping filters and it will ensure you are minimizing your heating costs and breathing clean air.

Flush your hot water heater

Flushing your hot water heater is an important task that often gets completely missed. Adding this to your regular home maintenance will ensure your getting the most from your hot water tank and prevent sediment from wearing down the heater’s components.

Fix leaky faucets

In addition to being unpleasant to hear all the time, that faucet in your house that continually leaks is costing you money. Leaky faucets end up costing you between $60 and $200 per year, depending on the severity of the leak. While it’s a relatively easy fix, you can contact us and we’ll take care of it for you.

Stay on top of loose branches and tree trimming

Don’t wait for a dangerous storm forecast to call a tree-trimming service. Trees with dead or diseased branches can cause significant risks of property damage or personal injury.

Keep your family safe.  Clean your dryer vents

Cleaning out the lint filter after every laundry load isn’t enough. The dryer vent leading to the outside should be cleaned annually to ensure it’s not clogged. If you are unsure how to properly clean the vent, contact us.