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Indoor Home Maintenance Tips for Winter

Here’s a quick, indoor home maintenance checklist for winter.

It’s remarkably cold outside, which makes it hard to do some of that exterior home work you might need to get done. While you wait for temps to warm up, there are plenty of things you can do inside your home to make sure it’s ready for the rest of winter’s wrath.

 

Your lint trap doesn’t always catch everything.

 

The first things to look at are your furnace, thermostat, and furnace filter. If you have a new construction home, the furnace filters should be replaced every month for the first three to six months, and then every other month after that. For resale homes, every other month is sufficient. Thermostat batteries can go dead and shut off the furnace, which can create a pretty big catastrophe.

Another good idea is to clean out your dryer vent. Your lint trap doesn’t always get everything, so cleaning that vent will ensure you don’t have any fires from lint buildup.

Your fridge coil lines decrease the efficiency of your fridge, so make sure you clean those out. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as well.

These are some pretty important things that every homeowner should be doing every winter. If you want any more tips or have other questions about real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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