Home Maintenance Chores That Can Save You Money

Home Maintenance Chores That Can Save You Money

There are some home maintenance tips you can do that may end up saving you money in the long run.

Some homes look so neat and tidy that it seems they might have a robot that does all the cleaning. While the future is nearing with smartphones, smart TVs, and smart refrigerators, automated smart homes are still a few decades away. Even the freshest homes can deteriorate quickly if they’re not cared for properly, bringing in some costly repairs and catastrophic homeowners insurance claims. Here are our secrets when it comes to keeping your home so well maintained that you may actually end up saving money.

  1. Clean your refrigerator coils.

Dirty coils cause the generator to work a lot harder than it should, and they’re among the top reasons as to why fridges bust. The word coils may make you think this is a difficult chore that requires the most adroit of handyman—in fact, it is one of the easiest things you can clean! Simply unplug your fridge, unsnap the grill to reach the coils (which are usually at the base, either in front or back) and sweep up any hair, debris, or dirt that has accumulated. Once every 3-6 months should be plenty.

  1. Clean Vents and filters.

Whether they run from your dryer, air conditioner, heater, or what have you, dirty and clogged vents and filters can cause a serious problem. They force the generator to use more energy to do something relatively simple, and this causes an increase in your power bill. Clean and change them regularly.

  1. Deep-clean carpets.

Leaving carpets unclean can be a recipe for disaster. Letting your rugs go unattended could lead to mold growth, which isn’t covered by the general homeowners insurance policy.

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