Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Newbie Homeowners

As a newbie homeowner, you should know about some essential home maintenance tips. The thing about owning a home is that you are responsible for everything – besides paying the mortgage.

Homeownership comes with loads of responsibilities.

Without further ado, let us jump into the list of the top home maintenance tips that all newbie homeowners should know about.

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Roof Assessment

Did you know that the roof is the most neglected part of a house? Potential homeowners pay loads of attention to their interior space – but – tend to neglect the roof. As a newbie homeowner, you should assess your roof regularly – preferably twice a year.

While assessing the roof, you should look out for missing shingles and cracked tiles. If you have never climbed up the roof before, we recommend availing of the services of a professional roofing company.

HVAC Maintenance

As a newbie homeowner, you will want to regularly assess the HVAC system by calling in a professional HVAC repairman for preventive maintenance and air conditioning repair. Regular HVAC maintenance is about keeping your house’s heating and cooling system in shape.

This way, you will save much on energy bills and the high costs of replacing the entire HVAC system.

When it comes to HVAC maintenance, you will want to change the filters regularly so that the air quality in your home remains good throughout the year. Changing the filters will also allow better airflow, which is a great way to keep the house cool during summer.

While changing the filters, you will want to perform a visual inspection to identify other potential problems, such as checking the thermostat and its battery status to ensure that the heating system will perform well when the temperature drops in the winter season.

Furnace Maintenance

As a newbie homeowner, you will also want to maintain and clean your house’s furnace regularly. No matter what type of furnace system you have, you will want to keep it clean and well-adjusted rather than waiting for it to break down.

Ideally, you should check the furnace system before the chilly weather sets in. During the winter season, the air you will be breathing will be coming through the furnace filter – while you cannot change the filter too often, you will want to change it at least once a year.

When it comes to furnace maintenance, it is also a good idea to remove the floor registers at home and clean out the ducts to remove small toys, debris, dust, pet hair, and food scraps. This way, you will also improve the air quality and make breathing easier for yourself and your family.

Landscaping Maintenance

As a newbie homeowner, you will want to take care of your lawn and ensure regular landscape maintenance. You might want to start with building a fence around the house to landmark your property and to keep potential burglars off your property.

As a rule of thumb, you will want to treat your exterior space as an extension of your interior space. Make sure to regularly mow your lawn and take care of your plants and flowers.

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