2019 is here. As you put together your list of habits you want to break and good habits you want to start, don’t forget to add your home to the list of to do’s. Now is a great time to put together a New Year’s resolution list to get your home in tip top shape and help avoid any potential problems throughout the new year.
Make sure to have your 2seasonal preventative maintenance visits each year. Better yet, join a Preventative Maintenance program! Having your system checked out prior to the heating and cooling season will better your air quality. Piggy back this cleaning with a whole home duct cleaning, and you can say good bye to seasonal allergy contaminants floating throughout your home. Seasonal maintenance can also help reduce your energy costs. If you’ve added saving money to your personal resolutions for the new year, performing maintenance can make this task easier! The most impactful benefit of performing seasonal maintenance is the reduction of potential breakdowns. A technician will perform a thorough inspection of your HVAC system and will be able to isolate current and potential problems. With hundreds of moving and working parts in your HVAC, it is crucial to inspect them and make necessary adjustments.
Whole Home Duct Cleaning
How often do you dust your home? If you say “too often,” consider the source of the dust. Do you see floating particles in the air when the sun shines? Unless you keep your windows open often, the culprit of the excess dust most likely is your duct system. Dust mites, dust, bacteria, microbes, pollen, pet dander… these are just a few things that live in your duct system and are blown and re-circulated throughout your home. If you live in a newly constructed home, or have performed recent renovations, a duct cleaning is a must! Professional duct cleaners have industrial equipment that doesn’t just vacuum the first 6 inches of your registers, but pull dust from and sanitize the whole ducting system. Breathe easier in 2019 with a whole home duct cleaning.
Leaky Faucets and Running Toilets
If you’re hearing the drips… or wiggling that toilet handle in hopes that the toilet stops running, make sure you have a licensed plumber take a look and repair these issues. While they may seem small in comparison to other plumbing disasters, these too over time cause major damage. A leaky faucet can make a dramatic impact on your water bill and can reduce the lifespan of the faucet itself. A running toilet can pour gallons of water down the pipes and can potentially even overflow causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage. It is definitely worth the effort and repair cost to have both of these items marked off of your to do list!
Connect … Go Programmable
If you’re like most, you have an “app for that.” Everything from lights, doorbells, vaccumes , appliances and so on are now able to be programmed and used via your cell phone or tablet. Don’t neglect to benefit from the technology available for your home systems. Programmable thermostats can now learn your schedule, trends, and comfort level and program themselves to adjust to your needs. With a click of button you can set the temperature of your home prior to your arrival. These thermostats are even so smart, that when paired with a like smoke/CO detector, they can shut your hvac system down in the event CO is detected. Not to mention the efficiency and use reports you can get and the alerts of potential problems and errors that may come up with your HVAC. This is a must have for the new year. You will find so much use to this forward technology and learn how to better save on energy costs through customizing your home temperature levels.
Slow Drain.. No Drains
If you watch as the drain slowly gurgles and leaves a ring of suds around the bath tub or sink…you’re not alone. You can attempt to quickly fix the problem with store bought drain cleaners, but often times this is an indication of a larger problem. There could be something in the line that can be easily cleared by a licensed plumber. With the appropriate tools and experience, your slow drain can turn to a fast drain. Clearing your line can also help prevent an emergency plumbing situation at the most inconvenient times.
Your HVAC system may be keeping your comfortable but is it at a cost to you? Often times homeowners spend less upfront costs on repairs to keep the heat and ac running. New systems can dramatically improve the comfort in your home and also save hundreds of dollars each year on energy costs. If your system is creeping along or you find that your system runs more often than not, it is a great time to start researching future options. A free in home estimate can help prepare you for the costs that you will have to replace the system, and provide you options you can research. When the time comes and you are ready to replace your system, you have an idea of what to expect!
Contact the licensed plumbing and HVAC teams at Assured to help you with your New Year’s home resolution list. Making some small changes this year can help prevent headache for years to come. Not to mention new warranties and assured comfort.