New Homeowner Tips

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Whether you are looking for your first home or your forever home, you want to remember these important details once you get settled! It’s one thing to fall in love with the interior of your home, but what lies beneath your flooring and behind your walls is more important than what designs the surfaces.

Here are some home tips for when you start to fall for a new home:

Ask For The Maintenance Reports

Owning and caring for a home is a big responsibility, so you want to make sure that the previous owners properly cared for their plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems. You want a home that has had regular maintenance and upkeep; otherwise, you could be inheriting some underlying (and expensive) outdated systems that are in need of repairs or even replacement. These surprises could lead to potentially value-damaging problems down the road, such as water damage or structural concerns.

Organize A Professional Rolodex

When something needs fixing, you don’t want to have to dig for the right maintenance company or number. Some warranties will transfer from the previous homeowners to you, so make sure you create a safe space, whether that is in a folder on your computer desktop or in a traditional file cabinet or Rolodex, for you to store any transferred information. That way, when you have a furnace that needs maintenance or a leaky faucet that needs fixing, you’ll know exactly who to call.

Perform An Energy Audit

Schedule an energy audit for your home so you know how much power your property demands. This ensures that you know if you need to take any steps to better reduce your energy consumption, such as installing LED bulbs, switching to low-flow fixtures, and maintaining your HVAC systems. It’s best to know upfront how much energy your home consumes, as this directly translates into your monthly utility costs.

For your home service needs, including plumbing, HVAC, and electrical maintenance, repairs, and replacements, contact Pro Energy Solutions at (800) 704-7340. We are here to help you establish a safe and comfortable home for you, so you can focus on enjoying it with your family.

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