The key to improving your home's energy efficiency and maximizing the lifespan of its exterior and interior systems is proper maintenance. In this article and the next, we will discuss ten home maintenance tips for helping your home survive the warm summer months:
1) Perform Proper HVAC Maintenance
Your heating and air conditioning system is the biggest energy consumer in your home. It is also one of the most expensive systems to replace. Proper maintenance is important for its lifespan and your home’s energy efficiency. Proper HVAC maintenance steps include:
- Regularly changing air filters
- Making sure vents are open and unobstructed
- Checking for leaks
- Cleaning the fan
- Maintaining proper clearance our HVAC unit
2) Pressure Wash Your Home’s Exterior
Weather and time work together to wear out your home’s siding or paint. In addition to affecting the aesthetics of your home, as dirt and debris build up, the lifespan of its exterior is reduced. It is important to have your home professionally pressure regularly, to preserve the quality and curb appeal of your home and yard.
3) Repair Roof Damage
Whether from storms or age, roof damage can lead to water damage and release a significant amount of your home’s energy; therefore, it is imperative homeowners replace missing shingles and repair holes as soon as possible. In addition to repairing damage, having your roof professionally cleaned can help preserve its lifespan.
4) Make Sure Water is Not Draining into Your Basement
If rain runoff or groundwater is invading your basement, it can lead to the development of harmful mold and mildew. Have your yard’s drainage systems addressed, if your basement is collecting excess moisture or standing water.
5) Repair or Replace Worn Windows and Doors
Drafty windows can release as much as 25% of your home’s air conditioning, increasing your energy bills and straining your home’s HVAC system. Make sure you repair or replace worn windows and doors. If your windows are cloudy or dirty, having them professional pressure washed can make them seem brand new.
For more information about pressure washing, roof cleaning, or any other home cleaning, contact us. We have been pressure washing in Asheville for years and can help your home look like new.