Keep Your House Comfortable

July 27, 2012

For Sale Friday

This is a guest post by Caroline Doherty of Century 21 B.J. Roth Realty & COMDA.

 

The heating and cooling systems in your house play vital roles when it comes to keeping your home comfortable. It’s important, therefore, to ensure that the equipment that keeps the temperature just right is maintained properly. Nothing is quite so frustrating, and potentially expensive, as having a major appliance on which you rely on a daily basis, like your refrigerator, furnace or air conditioner, break down when you need it most.

There are a few things that you can do on a regular basis to help ensure their longevity and effectiveness. Pull your refrigerator out from the wall and vacuum off the condenser coils, as they rely on air flowing around them to work efficiently.

Your furnace should be serviced by a qualified service company annually. Proper maintenance can save you money by making sure that the unit is operating at peak efficiency and can also translate into extended life for this major appliance. On your furnace, it’s easy to replace (or clean, on some models) your filter in order to keep it in good working order.

On your air conditioner, make sure that you either replace or clean, if possible, the filter and inspect the drain pan under the cooling coil to confirm that it is draining properly and that it is clean. Seasonal check-ups will help to maintain the ideal home temperature all year long. To keep your air conditioner in top form, keep the grill and register clean and it will keep working for you when you need it most.

Look after your home and it will look after you.

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