As homeowners ourselves, we understand the tendency to put off home maintenance tasks until the last possible second. However, much of the time this procrastination results in additional work and cost for you.
This fall, though you may want to avoid them, make sure you get at least these three Home maintenance tasks complete, or you could end up paying for it later.
New Air Filters
Changing your air filter is a small maintenance task, but it still gets delayed or forgotten by many Northern California home owners. You should clean (if you have washable filters) or change your home’s air filters about every 30-60 days, or when they are visibly dirty.
How you’ll pay by putting it off: While a dirty air filter may not seem like a big deal, it can actually cost you money in several ways.
Another fall home maintenance task that often goes ignored or neglected is the annual furnace tune-up. While many homeowners may see these regular tune-ups as unnecessary, disregarding them may cost you.
How you’ll pay by putting it off: The cost is the number one reason most homeowners ignore annual furnace tune-ups. However, the small up-front price of a tune-up is nothing when compared to the problems that can result of neglecting the maintenance.
The fall is also a great time to get some repairs done on the exterior of your home. Re-seal around windows and doors, touch up paint, clean your gutters and inspect your roof.
How you’ll pay by putting it off: Neglecting these small tasks now may not seem like a big deal, but they can potentially cause hundreds of dollars in damage.
Don’t wait until it is too late – take care of these three fall home maintenance tasks now and avoid paying for them later.
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