When to Service or Replace Your HVAC, Roof, and Other Home Components
A lot of people set New Year’s resolutions about looking better, such as wanting to fit into a smaller size dress by summer, but the most important step towards looking good is making healthy choices such as improving your diet or exercise regimen. It’s the same with home resolutions: a new shower may look good, but first you need to make sure your home has pipes that aren’t rusting from the inside out and that your home’s water is softened so that it won’t damage your new shower. From Memorial to the Heights to West University, home renovations are the happening thing in Houston. Here’s how to make sure your home is healthy before making those cosmetic upgrades.
Start the New Year with a Practical Home Improvement Plan
Home improvement should always start with home health and safety. Projects like replacing your HVAC system and repairing your roof aren’t as exciting to talk about or show off to your friends, but they will make a major difference in the structural integrity of your home as well as your family’s comfort and safety.
Structural facets and major appliances in your home don’t come with a true expiration date, but they do have estimated lifespans, a certain age where they begin to break down. If you know how long your water heater, HVAC system, or roof is generally supposed to last, you can avoid frustration and costly damage by planning your home maintenance and replacement goals far in advance.
As part of your New Year’s to-do list, establish your 25-year home improvement calendar and start budgeting. Planning ahead will prevent you from being caught off guard with several high-dollar projects at the same time.
A Healthier Home Makes for a Happy New Year
If you plan it out smartly, you can give your home the care and attention it needs to be the safe and comfortable oasis it was meant to be. Working on cosmetic improvements may help with your home’s resale value, but taking care of some of the more functional components of your home can make an immediate difference in your family’s comfort and safety. In the new year, just remember that health and function are just as important as good looks when it comes to both you and your home.