A new year often means taking some time to spruce up your home. Whether something needs to be repaired, or you just want to add a little beauty, here are a few maintenance projects to help keep your house in tiptop shape:
Get Rid Of The Clutter
With all of the holiday gifts you received, you might be running out of space for everything. Now is a great time to build some home storage units, such as shelves and drawers, to help accommodate all of your things in a stylish and safe manner.
Have Better Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality decreases in the winter due to the cold forcing most people to keep the windows and doors closed. This prevents fresh air from getting inside your home, and limits circulation. Less circulation means more air contaminants such as pollen, dust, and mold spores—which can negatively affect your health. One of the most important maintenance projects is to change your air filters. It’s a simple task that will save you hassle in the long run. You can also install localized ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens to remove cooking fumes and excess humidity.
Cut Down On Your Energy Use
Furnace ducts are notorious in raising your energy bill due to leaks in the ductwork and loose connections. Sealing those leaks and insulating the ducts can significantly reduce your energy costs because your furnace won’t be constantly running to replace the heat in the rooms that was lost through the leaks in the ductwork.