February 21, 2024

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Increase Your Homes’ Value Both Inside and Outside

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Up keeping your home requires a lot of knowledge or a lot of trusted specialists and technicians. Homeownership is something a lot of people take pride in and make constant attempts to increase the visual appearance and functionality of their home. Typical areas of focus in the home and garden include landscape design. A well designed front lawn and garden area with manicured trees and bushes will create optimal curb appeal. Another way to increase the curb appeal of a home is to have new lighting installed on the house and on either side of the garage door. A new garage door and front door will also give a complete face lift to the outer appearance of the home.

There are other costly outside improvements that can be done to benefit both the curb appeal and the functionality of the home. A new roof and new windows will completely freshen up the appearance of your home. These two updates will also show a reduction in the gas and electric bills. Less heat during the cold winter months and less cool air during the hot summer months will leak out through an improperly insulated roof or old and drafty windows.

If you notice your HVAC unit working double time during the winter or summer months it may not solely be attributed to an older roof and/or windows. You should also have trusted businesses that you can call for internal upgrades your house might need. This list includes an electrician, handyman, carpet cleaner or cleaning company and a certified HVAC technician. If you are looking for residential heating Ashland KY and cities all across the United States have trained and certified HVAC experts that can help answer any questions you may have, perform repairs or provide installation of new units. 

If you are wondering how often you should have your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) unit serviced the answer is quite simple. If you live in regions that only experience one or two seasons a year then you should have it serviced every six months. If you live in a region that experiences all four seasons in a year you may want to up the service checks to three or four times a year; at the beginning of each new season. Many HVAC companies offer preventative maintenance programs. You pay a flat yearly rate and set up appointments to have your HVAC unit inspected and the filters changed. HVAC technicians can also clean out the duct work on your unit. This will reduce allergens from being circulated out of the duct work and into the air that you are breathing. Proper maintenance and cleaning can reduce the amount of allergens within your home and help provide cost savings on your monthly utility bills. 

Other things that you can do to your home to freshen it up include a fresh coat of paint, having the carpets replaced if they are old or steam cleaned yearly if they are newer, having the grout cleaned in the bathrooms and kitchens and replacing any old dated appliances. These updates combined with routine service will keep your home in great shape with a fresh appeal.