Home Heating System Maintenance

The days are getting shorter and the nights are turning cooler. Have you scheduled an annual service appointment with a qualified contractor for your heating system yet?

A clean heating system may reduce fuel expenditure and extend the life of a furnace. It’s best not to wait until your system breaks down to call for service. Annual servicing by a technician may help prevent breakdowns during the winter months that can be inconvenient to you and your family, and downright costly to boot.

Keep in mind, there is something you can do yourself to help maintain your heating system and possibly extend its life:  regularly inspect, clean, or change your system’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage equipment. If you’re unsure how to inspect and replace your filter, here’s a link to a tutorial on replacing a furnace filter from DIY network: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/replace-a-furnace-filter/index.html

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

Though a chill in the air remains, spring is on it’s way and the beginning of March is a good time for homeowners to begin maintenance outside of their homes in preparation for warmer days. Here’s a handy list of items you may wish to check and maintain as needed each and every spring.

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  • Gutters & Downspouts
  • Landscaping
  • Exposed Wood
  • Roof
  • Chimney
  • Concrete
  • Stored Firewood
  • Outside Faucets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lawn Equipment

For more information from
HGTV on maintaining these items around your home click here.

For a comprehensive, professional home inspection to help you determine which components in and around your home may be in need of repair or replacement call Landmark Inspections today at 856-905-4697.

Winter Home Inspections

There certainly are pros and cons to having a home inspected when snow, ice, and cold are factors at the time of the inspection. Of course, there’s no need for wintertime home buyers and REALTORS® to be discouraged by the inherent challenges. Education, awareness, and strong communication with a qualified, professional home inspector regarding findings is all it takes to complete a successful home inspection no matter the weather. Call Landmark Inspections today to schedule your home inspection. 856-905-4697.

For more information on having a home inspected in winter, click here.

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Preparing Your Home For Winter Weather

A little planning and preparation can help you and your family safely and comfortably enjoy your time at home during winter weather.

Here’s a link with information and a checklist to help you prepare your home for winter weather, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/beforestorm/preparehome.asp

Stay safe and warm everyone!

Home Heating System Maintenance

The days are getting shorter and the nights are turning cooler. Have you scheduled an annual service appointment with a qualified contractor for your heating system yet?

A clean heating system may reduce fuel expenditure and extend the life of a furnace. It’s best not to wait until your system breaks down to call for service. Annual servicing by a technician may help prevent breakdowns during the winter months that can be inconvenient to you and your family, and downright costly to boot.

Keep in mind, there is something you can do yourself to help maintain your heating system and possibly extend its life:  regularly inspect, clean, or change your system’s air filter. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage equipment. If you’re unsure how to inspect and replace your filter, here’s a link to a tutorial on replacing a furnace filter from DIY network: http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/replace-a-furnace-filter/index.html

Learn About the Home Inspection Process with the American Society of Home Inspector’s Virtual Home Inspection

Take the ASHI Virtual Home Inspection Tour now to see and hear what a professional home inspection is all about. Learn about some common problems discovered during the home inspection with ASHI’s virtual home inspection tour.

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