We all want to maintain our homes as best we can, but sometimes home maintenance can get forgotten amidst all our other activities and responsibilities. This year, bring your home maintenance goals to the forefront of your mind with these 3 smart resolutions for homeowners:
- Clear the air. If your home suffers from a lack of good ventilation, this could cause all kinds of problems, from moisture accumulation to health problems due to poor air quality. Make sure your home is well-ventilated going into the new year. And while we're on the subject of clean air, regularly testing your home for deadly radon gas and carbon monoxide is just good common sense.
- Create a home improvement budget. For many people, home improvements are difficult to schedule because they can be relatively expensive compared to other purchases, so oftentimes there just isn't enough room in the monthly budget to accommodate necessary repairs. Creating a budget for anticipated repairs and improvements throughout the year, rather than scrambling to find the money as problems arise, will ensure you have a stress-free year in your home.
- Get efficient. As we have often emphasized on this blog, replacing your home appliances with energy- and water-efficient devices can help you save substantially on bills while making your home more eco-friendly. Look for the EPA-certified ENERGY STAR and WaterSense labels on any products you plan to install to ensure they meet national guidelines for energy and water efficiency.
Going into the new year is a great time to schedule a home inspection with Alban Inspections. Let us help you make sure that your home is safe, functioning and ready for the year to come.