July 13, 2024

California Home Maintenance

Just like a health physical, home maintenance is important for every home’s upkeep and to protect the value of your biggest investment.

California home Maintenance

Continuing to check up on your exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. Use this home maintenance checklist to help schedule your seasonal updates, repairs, and cleaning, along with a handful of monthly tasks. If any of the jobs go beyond your skill level or lead to more involved repairs, hire a professional to help.

California home Maintenance

 San Diego home

At this time of year your heating system needs to be serviced, usually you should do this at start of the heating season. A qualified professional will change the filters and check for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks to keep it running at top shape. Keep in mind, replacing your furnace can cost an average of $4,250; major repairs could run as high as $1,200.  Also, if your furnace becomes inefficient, it could add $100 or so in higher heating bills during the heating season.

Keep Your Gas Appliances in Top Working Order

Here in San Diego California, SDGE has a no-cost appliance check. With cooler weather moving in, now is the time to get your gas furnace inspected to ensure you and your family are safe.

I encourage all my readers to have their home’s natural gas appliances checked at least once a year by a licensed heating contractor or plumber. SDG&E also offers free safety checks to ensure all appliances are operating safely and efficiently.

Failing to perform annual maintenance on gas appliances may result in exposure to carbon monoxide, which can be dangerous or even deadly.

A gas furnace check could also help you save on energy costs by ensuring your appliances are operating properly. Home heating typically accounts for more than half of the monthly winter gas bill. The best way to keep gas bills low and ensure appliances are operating properly is to have them inspected.

They come out to you and inspect your natural gas appliances. If you are interested in this service, visit the SDGE page at: https://www.sdge.com/businesses/customer-service/service-requests/gas-appliance-check



California Home Maintenance