The Real Value of Regular Home Maintenance

How many hours to you and your family spend in your home? For most folks, its more than the time spent in their car. Every couple thousand miles your car goes in for preventative maintenance, but do you do the same thing for your home? The cooling and heating systems can run for 3200 hours in a given year (that’s a lot of mileage out of your equipment) and neglecting regular maintenance could cost you more than you think.

 


 

Good for Your Wallet
Some work up front can save you big time in the long run. For example, replacing the hose that connects your sink to your dishwasher every three to five years could save you thousands by preventing water damage from leaks. Tuning up your gas furnace can save you up to 10% on your gas bill and keep your warrantees valid. The maintenance ends up paying for itself in savings; the average homeowner saves $2,000.

Better for Your Health
The amount of time we spend in our homes can be damaging to our health if equipment is not maintained properly. Air filters should be replaced every 1-3 months. If it’s not, the filter doesn’t pick up the harmful toxins in your home. According to the EPA, symptoms of poor air quality are irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. However, treatment can be as easy as replacing the air filter. Indoor Air Quality (or IAQ) and indoor air pollution of homes can rival that of the smoggiest cities, so make sure yours isn’t one of them. More serious issues can be the consequence of cracks in a furnace that release carbon monoxide molecules and can be fatal too if the issue isn’t fixed immediately. By regularly maintaining your furnace then you can avoid these dangers all together.

Tune Up Your System
Don’t wait for a costly emergency to service your home’s critical systems. Home service providers can come and tune up your system and fix problems before they happen. Keep your wallet full and your family safe. To find a dealer in your area, click here!