A recent survey from HomeAdvisor (formerly ServiceMagic), a leading online destination for house repairs, showed that more than half of U.S. homeowners (53 percent) do not follow home repair and maintenance planning. Here are 5 ideas on how to keep your house running smoothly in the future.
No one thinks about buying a new water heater as part of their maintenance planning. However, if yours is a bit older, you can help it to run more efficiently, thus extending its life. If the hot water heater is warm to the touch, it could be losing heat as it stores hot water--meaning it has to work harder and use more energy. Considering wrapping the water heater in an insulated blanket to keep the heat in. The only caveat: don't do this if your water heater has a pilot light as you risk starting a fire.