Thursday, December 21, 2023 / by Ryan Huemmer
Every homeowner should consider these end-of-year tasks to help ensure everything is in order and prepare your home for the coming year. Here are the TOP 5 tasks to consider:
1. HVAC Maintenance: Regular maintenance of your heating and cooling systems is essential for their efficiency and longevity. Change air filters every 1-3 months, clean vents and ducts, and schedule professional inspections or servicing to ensure everything is in good working condition. Call our favorite heating and cooling company Wohlers Heating & A/C for more information.
2. Check Detectors: Test smoke detectors by pressing the test button and ensure they're functioning correctly. Replace batteries at least once a year, even if they seem to be working fine. Also, test carbon monoxide detectors to ensure they're operational.
3. Clean Gutters: Clogged gutters can lead to water damage and structural issues. Remove leaves, debris, and any blockages to allow proper water drainage, especially before winter when ice dams can form.
4. Review Insurance Policies: Ensure your homeowner's insurance policy adequately covers your home and belongings. Verify that any renovations or valuable purchases made during the year are accounted for in your policy.
5. Plan for Renovations/Repairs: Take note of any areas of your home that may need attention or improvements in the coming year. Start planning and budgeting for these projects, whether they involve repairs, renovations, or upgrades.