Caring for your home

Caring for your home

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This book explains to the owner in step-by-step procedures, how to maintain a new home, with an emphasis on seasonal maintenance, budgeting, and planning for longer-term maintenance and repair tasks. The book will contain checklists for both short- and long term maintenance and a log for maintenance activities and expenses. Topics covered by the book will include maintaining and improving security; appliance servicing; caulking and grouting; painting; cleaning and repairing parts of the house; smoke detectors; and termite inspection; electrical, fire, and furnace inspections; and checking windows and doors.Forced Air Systems One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep forced air furnace systems running smoothly and efficiently is to change the air filters regularly. ... Refer to the manufacturers instruction manual for exact location, then remove and either replace or clean the filter, depending on the type. The manual will advise how often to clean or change it; but as a rule of thumb, plan on every 30 to 90 days. ... Radiant Systems Radiant floor systems can use conventional boilers.

Title:Caring for your home
Author:James Gerhart
Publisher:Home Builder Pr - 1998-01


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