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Most people think that buying a home requires financial responsibility when talking about maintenance. However, house maintenance is not all about finances. Maintaining a house also requires labor and time from the homeowners to ensure that a home lasts for decades.

New Year Home Maintenance
Home maintenance is like changing your car’s oil regularly to keep the engine happy and healthy. Regular maintenance at home will help you avoid future headaches and spending on unnecessary repairs. Here are some home maintenance tips to start your new year off strong.

Check out HVAC Filters

Begin your home maintenance by changing your HVAC filters. Check your furnace manual to know at what frequency you should change your furnace filter. For some, changing your filters doesn’t have to be done every month. If you have a small family with no pets, your furnace filter may require changing only every 2 or 3 months.

Clean your Garbage Disposal

Freshen up your kitchen by cleaning your garbage disposal. A simple way to clean your sink disposal is with the use of vinegar ice cubes. Put some vinegar on an ice tray and let it freeze. When it’s done, run the ice cubes through the disposal with it turned on. This will freshen the area and sharpens the blade.

Test your Smoke Detectors

To ensure safety at home, do a simple test on your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. Smoke detector testing is important to keep your family safe from fire and invisible carbon monoxide, which can be fatal.

Repair Door and Window Seals

Nobody likes blowing money unnecessarily. As part of your home’s New Year’s resolution, repair damaged seals around your home to minimize wasteful heating from controlled temperatures escaping through door and window cracks.