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Spring Tips for your Home Maintenance

By Harry Burns, Home Evolutions

Although the last of the snow may not yet have graced us with its final presence, there is no doubt that spring is in the air. As the weather begins to warm, there is no better time than now to do the following maintenance recommendations for your house:

  • Replace or clean your furnace filter

It should be checked once a month and replaced or cleaned as needed. Some filters are reusable and are supposed to be taken out, washed with a hose, and re-inserted. A dirty filter can lower the efficiency of the heating/cooling system, increase heating costs, and cause fires.

  • Clean the kitchen exhaust hood and air filter

Keeping this clean of cooking grease will help keep a stovetop fire from spreading.

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