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5 Things Homeowners Shouldn't Forget To Do

Owning a home is a great investment and comes with plenty of perks…and plenty of responsibility. With all of the maintenance and repairs, it’s easy for some tasks to slip through the cracks. Here are a few important to-do’s that should be on every homeowners list.


Your heater will eventually need to be repaired. You can’t stop the unexpected, but you can be prepared. Make a effort to set some cash aside to pay for unexpected replacements. As a general rule, you should save 1-3 percent of your home’s initial price each year so that you can afford unexpected problems.

Inspect your Home

Detecting certain issues sooner rather than later can save you from a disaster down the road. Have a professional inspect your basement, attic, insulation and roof at least once a year.

Stock Up on Furnace Filters

Changing your filter doesn’t just save you money in the long run, but a regular change will improve your air and your health in the process. Make it an easy habit to start by purchasing your filters in bulk. Look at your heater and find the filter size. Simply order enough to last for at least a year. The exact number you will need to order will vary depending on the type of furnace you have.

Know Your Appliances

Your heater will last 15-20 years. Your water heater will last 10. Find out the age of every appliance in your home so that you can plan ahead for their replacements.

Keep Records

Every improvement or repair you make to your home should be recorded. Start a home maintenance notebook so that you can keep track of what you have invested into your home. This will also come in handy when you choose to sell your home.

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