5 Things Every Home Owner Should Learn

5 Things Every Home Owner Should Learn
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    Homeownership comes with many responsibilities, and taking care of your home properly requires attention to detail and research.

    You might think that the age-old advice that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure doesn't apply to home maintenance, but it certainly does.

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If you take time to learn the basics of homeownership, you’ll save yourself time, money, and potentially lots of headaches in the future.

Maintaining Your HVAC

Proper HVAC maintenance is important because it prevents more serious issues from arising. Heat and air conditioning work together to create a comfortable environment for your home, and when one of these elements is not working properly, it can be frustrating.

Keep your AC unit running smoothly by investing in regular burner service. Heaving a professional run yearly tests on your systems will ensure it is working as it should. Additionally, it can help prevent future issues or inefficiencies that come with the aging of a system.

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Insulating Your Windows

If you want to keep your home cool in the warmer months and warm in the colder months, it’s essential to understand how to best insulate your windows. When it comes to energy efficiency, it’s hard to overlook double-paned windows.

Even an older home can benefit from installing new windows—and upgrading to more efficient models is a low-cost way to add some major insulation and soundproofing. If your budget allows, consider getting high-performance windows that provide even better insulation at a premium price. New Energy Star certified models are required by law in all states.

Painting Walls

The fastest, easiest and cheapest way to update your home is with a new coat of paint. Paint can be somewhat intimidating to work with, but it doesn’t have to be.

Watch a few YouTube videos on tips and tricks, like how to properly prep walls and use a paint roller. If you just focus on one area of your home at a time, you’ll be ready for that before-and-after reveal in no time.

Another use for painting your walls is to cover any smells such as that from your renters smoking when they weren’t supposed to. This is a common and relatively cheap fix for those types of odor issues. However, it is likely that you’ll need to replace any carpeted flooring as well.

Fixing a Leak

If you’re not vigilant about fixing leaky faucets and toilets, you could end up wasting thousands of gallons per year. This can be as simple as turning off a shut-off valve or replacing some of your piping, but failing to do so could result in more expensive repair bills down the road.

Make sure you know how to repair any leaks that occur in your home and then keep an eye out for them!

Gardening Essentials

Starting a garden can be intimidating, but there are plenty of ways to do it without spending money on expensive gardening supplies. All you need is some dirt, seeds, and water to start a garden in the front or backyard.

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With regular lawn maintenance and a growing garden, you’re sure to grow a green thumb in no time.

As soon as you buy your first home, there are many lessons to be learned and responsibilities to take on. Keep these five tips in mind to help you tackle the responsibilities of homeownership.

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