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Already we complain about not having enough time in the day to maintain our homes. Thankfully, daylight savings has just kicked in and that means there is more daylight. This means you have more time to do those important tasks you never get around to doing. So, what are these important tasks there never seems enough time to complete?
Reverse the Ceiling fans
This sounds like a crazy home maintenance task. Reversing your ceiling fans is an easy task but it one that never seems to get done. There are some folk who just don’t bother and find themselves sweltering in summer heat that is only a few months away. During warm months, ceiling fans should be facing forward and running in a counter clockwise motion, thus forcing cool air downward. This is such a simple task and now you have more daylight there is no excuse not to do it!
Give your HVAC the once over
You have had plenty of chances to have a look at your overworked HVAC and again a lack of time has been your tired excuse. It takes no time at all to have a look inside your system and pull out the filters for a good clean. This simple clean makes a massive difference and you will appreciate the frsh cool air in a few weeks. You may need to replace the filters, again this is one of those stitch in time saves nine moments
Clean your gutters and downpipes
With your gutters and downpipes you have had ample time to get out a ladder and clear out the fallen leaves and debris. Fall and Winter have seen your guttering work hard and there is a good chance the gutters and pipes are blocked by nature’s own mess. There may even be some damage that needs repairing or it may be that your gutters need replacing. Now you have extra time in the day you can do this simple yet rather mucky task.
Check Smoke Detectors
Checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is a simple task that can save lives. It is a task so easy that it gets put off and put off time and again. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends checking your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year. Now that daylight savings has kicked in you have plenty of time to check things properly.
Drain Your Water Heater
This is a task that has been frequently mentioned in the We Are Coupons blog, and it is one that that can save you a lot of money. Draining your water heater is very much preventative maintenance and this easy task should be done at least once a year. Why not make adjusting your clocks the time to do so? On draining your water heater, you are cleaning out all the sediment that forms over time. This improves efficiency by at least 25% and this means you save money on heating your water!