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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

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    Routine maintenance can improve your home's resale value, increase the efficiency of your home and appliances, and reduce costs associated with emergency repairs. Keep your home safe and efficient year-round with these few simple projects!


    Spring Home Maintenance Projects

    • Install surge protectors on your appliances, electronic equipment and computers. Power surges caused by spring storms can cause big problems for your appliances.
    • Inspect your roof to spot loose shingles and worn or warping areas. By fixing roof flaws early, you can avoid costly repairs to your home's interior. Tip: Check the south end of your roof first; it is the first to show wear.

    • Change batteries on smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors at least every six months. Tip: Use daylight savings time as your guide.

    • Call in an expert to inspect your cooling systems, clean ducts, and change filters. A properly running system improves efficiency and ensures your home stays cool. Tip: Consider adding ceiling fans to assist with your cooling needs. They are a proven way to save money on your electric bills.

     By Diane Tuman

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    • Last edited October 12 2012
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