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Add Home Maintenance Milestones to your Personal Calendar – Healthy Habit 28

checklistThere is no reason to try and remember these things. I recommend that you add it to the ONE calendar you keep (Health Habit #1) so that those things you should do to maintain your household get done.  For most American’s, your home represents one of your largest personal assets and taking care of it will benefit you in the long run.

Here are some of the basics:

Quarterly:

  • Change or clean the filter in your furnace. It makes it easier for your HVAC and furnace to regulate your home’s temperature, and ultimately decrease utility bills.
  • Clean the garbage disposal by grinding ice cubes, then flushing with hot water and baking soda.

Fall

  • Replace batteries and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Rake leaves and aerate the lawn.
  • Have your forced-air heating system inspected by a professional. T
  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Drain and winterize exterior plumbing.
  • Drain and store hoses, and drain in-ground sprinkler systems.
  • Wrap insulation around outdoor faucets and pipes in unheated garages.
  • Cover your air-conditioning unit.
  • Vacuum refrigerator and freezer coils.

Spring

  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Remove the insulation from outdoor faucets and check sprinkler heads.
  • Have your HVAC system serviced by a professional.
  • Drain or flush water heater.
  • Fertilize your lawn.
  • Prune trees and shrubs and apply mulch to your garden beds.

For a longer list, visit Better Homes & Gardens to see what they recommend.

Having a way to manage these reminders can help make sure it gets done. I hope you will add in those things that are important to you. Advised. 

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