August Home Maintenance Tasks

Regular home maintenance is important and frequently overlooked.  We tend to forget about our HVAC system until it quits working on a hot day!  That’s why, we’re providing a few simple tasks and reminders you can do each month to keep your home in tip top shape all year long.

Here’s where you can get started in August:

Do an energy audit.  Hot weather is a great time to find all the spots in your home where air may be sneaking in.  Plugging those leaks can save as much as 20% on your heating and cooling bills!

Look at every door and window area for places where you can see daylight through a crack or feel a draft.  Don’t forget the mail slot and fireplace too!  If you’d rather use a professional, contact your utility company for a recommendation on a home energy auditor.

Protect your patio furniture.  You probably have all of your nice outdoor furniture in use right now.  Make sure to take a few minutes to clean it each week (and protect it during storms) and it will last for many years.

Check the tags on pillows and cushions for specific cleaning instructions and regularly hose down the furniture itself. Remember, patio cushions are a favorite place for busy squirrels so try to keep them protected!

Save on Home Insurance.  If we don’t currently insure your home, call us for a quote today.  We’ll look for every possible discount without sacrificing important coverage.  Great insurance coverage is the best protection you can have!

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