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Home Maintenance You Shouldn't Skip Out On

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As a homeowner, it’s your job to maintain your home, property, and all of the systems within it. Without routine maintenance, things will begin to break and stop functioning properly, leading to costly repairs and replacement. Of all the chores on your to-do list, don’t miss out on these important tasks.

Refrigerator Dusting
Condenser coils are located on the backside or underside of the refrigerator. These coils collect a large amount of dust since they are trapped up against the wall or floor, which ends up restricting airflow to and from the unit. This will cause the refrigerator to work harder, thus raising your monthly energy bill and adding extended wear and tear to the unit. Remove the dust from these coils a few times per year to keep your refrigerator working efficiently.

Water Heater Cleaning
When your home’s water heater isn’t heating, ask yourself “When was the last time I drained it?” Every homeowner should drain their water heater at least once per year to remove the sediment that collects at the bottom of the unit. By removing all of the sediment at the bottom of the tank your water heater’s efficiency should improve, its lifespan should increase, and your monthly bills should decrease.

Yearly Service
Your HVAC system should be serviced by a professional technician twice per year. The cooling system should be serviced before the start of the warm season and the heating system should be serviced before the start of the cooler season. Annual services should include an inspection and replacement of any faulty parts. It’s always a good idea to service your HVAC system before the weather changes so you’re not left in the cold during the winter, or heat during the summer.

All homeowners need to keep up with maintenance throughout their home, otherwise, they’re in for a lot of costly repairs down the road. When you need a professional plumber, HVAC technician, or appliance repairman, contact Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.