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Maintain your home

1. INSPECT, AND POSSIBLY CHANGE OUT HVAC FILTERS. MANY EXPERTS WILL SAY TO CHANGE THE FILTERS MONTHLY, BUT THAT’S NOT ALWAYS NECESSARY. FOR SMALLER FAMILIES WITHOUT PETS OR ALLERGIES, YOU’LL LIKELY BE OKAY CHANGING THE FILTERS EVERY 2-3 MONTHS. IF THE FILTER IS DIRTY, CHANGE IT OUT, OTHERWISE INSPECT IT AGAIN NEXT MONTH.

2. REPLACE BATTERIES IN SMOKE/CARBON DIOXIDE DETECTORS. I’D NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE, ACTUALLY. I JUST ASSUMED YOU CHANGED IT OUT WHEN IT STARTED GIVING YOU THE LOW BATTERY BEEPING NOISE BUT THEY SHOULD BE CHANGED EVERY 6 MONTHS.

3. VACUUM YOUR REFRIGERATOR COILS. THE FRIDGE CAN USE UP TO 15 PERCENT OF YOUR HOME’S TOTAL POWER, SO YOU WANT IT RUNNING AS EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE. OVER TIME, THE COILS GET DIRTY AND YOUR FRIDGE REQUIRES MORE JUICE. YOU CAN SAVE UP TO $100 A YEAR BY DOING THIS,

4. CLEAR DEAD PLANTS/SHRUBS FROM THE HOUSE. THIS COULD DOUBLE AS A GARDENING TIP, BUT IF YOU DIDN’T TRIM TREES OR SHRUBS IN THE FALL, DO SO NOW. PLANTS CAN WEASEL THEIR WAY INTO CRACKS AND HOLES ON THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME, CAUSING DAMAGE AND SHORTENED LONGEVITY.



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