4 Simple Money-Saving Home Repairs

4 Simple Money Saving Home RepairsWhen it comes to saving money on your home maintenance, sometimes spending a little bit up front can save you thousands in the long run.

Here are 4 Simple Money-Saving Home Repairs that will save you a pile of money:

Tip #1: Termite inspection and treatment.

It may cost you a few hundred dollars, but getting a termite inspection could uncover termites that would have gone undetected. Treating the problem early could save you thousands of dollars in costly repairs in the future.

Tip #2: Clean your Air Conditioner filter regularly.

Running your air conditioner constantly with build-up on the filter can lead to much higher power bills, and shorten the life of your air conditioner. Cleaning your filters three or four times a year can reduce your electrical use by 5-15%. And help you put off buying a new air conditioner for many years.

Tip #3: Keep your clothes dryer vents clean.

Everyone knows about cleaning your dryers lint trap. But when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer vents? The duct that carries the hot air outside your home? All you need to do is unplug your dryer, remove the flexible duct from the back of the dryer and clean the vent with a vacuum or lint brush. Doing this can extend the life of your dryer, and save you the expense and headaches of the lint build-up catching fire, and the extensive fire clean-up to follow.

Tip #4: Maintain your wood decks.

Having a nice wood deck on your home looks great, and increases the value of your home. However, since having a new wood deck installed is not cheap, you need to maintain it to extend it’s life. If you power wash and seal your wooden deck every one to three years, you can double the life of the deck. And cut your replacement costs in half.

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