Keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule may seem like a costly proposition, but it will actually make your home more energy efficient and save you cash, in the long run. It’s never too early to get started. A little bit of prevention can keep your energy bills under control and help you to avoid surprise repair expenses. The earlier you establish a routine, the sooner you’ll start saving. Here are five maintenance tips that can reduce your energy costs.
1. Lower the temperature on your water heater.
The optimal temperature for your water heater is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping your water heater at a lower temperature will not only save you money on your energy bill but also reduce the risk of scalding.
2. Regularly replace your air filters.
This task only takes a few seconds, but can save you a ton of cash. Dirty filters don’t only affect your air quality. They also block air flow, causing your climate control systems to work harder and use more energy. Your vents should also be kept free from dust or obstruction, which can also cause your heating and cooling units to work overtime.
3. Check your plumbing for leaks.
Take a look under your sinks and check your toilets and faucets for leaks and running water. A leaky faucet or running toilet can cost you big and can also lead to dangerous mold growth and expensive plumbing expenses, if not caught early.
4. Install energy-efficient light bulbs.
LED and CFL bulbs last longer and can save you money on your energy bill. These energy-efficient light bulbs should be installed in rooms where lights are left on for long periods of time, as well as out-of-the-way spaces where a light could be left on accidentally.
5. Make a home maintenance checklist.
Developing a list of home maintenance tasks that should be completed on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis can keep you from overlooking any important activities that can extend the life of your appliances and systems, keeping your repair costs low and saving you cash on your home energy bills.
Keeping up with your home maintenance tasks can be a challenge, but fortunately, the professionals at Hassle Free Home Maintenance Services are here to help you maintain your home. Call us and discover just how simple and affordable it can be for us to provide your home maintenance services.