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Ways to Save Green with Home Maintenance

Everybody loves to save a little green – that green being money. As a homeowner, you probably want to keep your house as pristine as it was the day you bought it, but over time everything suffers from a bit of wear-and-tear. When it comes to taking care of your home, it’s easier and cheaper to fix problems sooner rather than later. Take our advice, and perform these quick home maintenance chores to save some green in the long run.

Check Your Vents and Filters

Your air conditioner, dryer, heater, septic tank and a few other home appliances all have vents and filters that affect how they function. If the filters are dirty or clogged, they can cause major problems. Dirty filters on your HVAC units can lead to early breakdowns, while clogged dryer vents can lead to dangerous fires. Take a few minutes to clean the filters and vents now to avoid bigger, more expensive problems later on.

Check Your Alarms

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors have an important job in your home, but if they aren’t functioning properly, you risk putting your family in danger. Make sure your alarms have working batteries and test them regularly to ensure they still go off when they should. Performing this small maintenance task could save your family from a harmful situation and save you money on consequential damages.

Check Your Water-Based Appliances

You should be draining your water heater once a year and pumping your septic tank once every three to five years. Little maintenance tasks like these keep your systems from leaking or backing up and end up saving you thousands of dollars in repairs.

If you’re in need of home maintenance help, get Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. We can perform routine maintenance procedures that will help you save green when it comes to your home repair bills. We’ve been serving the Pittsburgh Metro area since 1989, so call us at (412) 265-2662 today!