Homeowners spend a lot of money on their maintenance, but if they paid more attention to the little things then these costs could be cut. For example, regularly cleaning the air conditioning filter or having them replaced is important because it improves the overall efficiency of the air conditioning system and the quality of the air in the home. One clever way of remembering to change the filters is to have them mailed to you on a periodic basis.
Gutters also need to be cleaned out regularly but homeowners, for the most part, tend to neglect this chore. Clogged gutters can damage a home because water will back up to the fascia and then get behind the siding. Experts suggest that backed up gutters are actually much worse than having no gutters at all.
The exterior dryer vent is another component of the home that doesn’t get enough maintenance attention. The dryer filter must be cleaned out so that it is clear of dirt because otherwise, it may be a fire hazard. Many homeowners will put up screens in the vent to keep the bugs out, but that traps the lint, which can also be a fire hazard.