Regular home maintenance is important and frequently overlooked, especially in the summer. Let’s face it, the summer goes by so fast, who has time to worry about all the inner workings of the house? We tend to forget about our air conditioning system. That is, until it quits working on the hottest day of the summer! That's why, we're providing a few simple tasks and reminders you can do each month to keep your home in tip top shape all year long.
Here’s some quick Home Maintenance To-Do’s that take less than 30 minutes each!
1.) Do an energy audit. Hot weather is a great time to find all the spots in your home where air may be sneaking in. Plugging those leaks can save as much as 20% on your heating and cooling bills!
Look at every door and window area for places where you can see daylight through a crack or feel a draft. Don't forget the mail slot and fireplace too! If you'd rather use a professional, contact your utility company for a recommendation on a home energy auditor.
2.) Protect your patio furniture. You probably have all of your nice outdoor furniture in use right now. Make sure to take a few minutes to clean it each week (and protect it during storms) and it will last for many years.
Check the tags on pillows and cushions for specific cleaning instructions and regularly hose down the furniture itself. Remember, patio cushions are a favorite place for busy squirrels so try to keep them protected!
3.) Save on Home Insurance. If we don't currently insure your home, call us for a quote today. We'll look for every possible discount without sacrificing important coverage. Great insurance coverage is the best protection you can have!
At the Bryan Insurance Agency, we are the experts at keeping you safe this summer and saving you money. We can help you with your insurance wherever you whether it be New Windsor, Long Island, the Hudson Valley or any area in New York. Call us or visit us online today for a quote on your home insurance. 888.565.2212.