Your home’s interior is not exposed to outdoor elements like the exterior, but it does require regular maintenance and repairs to stay well-maintained. It’s especially important to maintain your home’s heating, cooling, plumbingand electrical systems make your home comfortable and efficient year-round.
Heating and Cooling
Your home’s heating and cooling system maintains proper interior temperatures to keep your family comfortable and healthy throughout the year. No matter what type of heating and cooling system you have, regular maintenance and repairs are essential for proper heating and cooling, as well as energy efficiency. If your furnace is running with a dirty filter, or your air conditioner has a faulty compressor, you’re throwing money out the window on higher energy bills each month.
Leaky faucets, water heaters,appliances, and running toilets can cost you as much as 20 percent more in water bills each month. Although you can spot and repair many small indoor plumbing leaks, there are many you can’t see because pipes are hidden in the walls. Leaks in pipes that run through your walls and ceilings can go undetected for years. Unless they’re inspected on a regular basis by a professional plumber, you can have water damage, mold, and mildew in your home that you don’t even know exists.
Regular maintenance and inspections of your electrical system will keep your circuits from overloading, which can lead to electrical fires in your home. If you’re in an older home, you may want to upgrade your electrical panel so your home will run more efficiently. Many older homes are not properly equipped with electrical capacity to accommodate all of the modern gadgets and home conveniences that require electricity, especially if you have a large, active family.
Home energy upgrades will conserve energy and save you money on monthly utility bills. For a more energy-efficient home, you should consider new attic insulation, energy-efficient roofing, siding, windows, appliances, tankless water heaters, and solar panels that will create an energy-efficient home for your family’s needs. You can also replace all of your old toilets and faucets with energy-efficient models that conserve water. Energy upgrades will save you money, keep your home more comfortable, and increase your home’s property value if you decide to sell your home.
Whatever the age and condition of your home, keeping up with regular maintenance and repairs will help your home run more efficiently and save you money on energy bills and repair costs. It’s best to work with a licensed, general contractor who is knowledgeable and experienced in heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical repairs, as well as energy upgrades. Check out contractor leads in your area to find a qualified contractor.