The little things can slowly accumulate and add up to very big expenses.
I know it is a hassle, but I strongly suggest keeping up with all the piddly little maintenance and upkeep issues around your house.
Do it now, or those little problems get a lot worse, and then you have to call in a professional, which is never cheap. The one thing I have learned in being a homeowner is to stay vigilant, and take care of things before they escalate. Take the central HVAC system, for example, which is something that no one ever wants to think about until it’s too late. There is only so much that a normal person can do with their HVAC system, because this equipment requires special training and skills. That said, there are plenty of little things we can all do to reduce the workload on our HVAC system and keep it stronger for longer. Air filters are probably the most basic thing, so forgive me if I gloss right over this one. Check your air filter every month, and change it every 2 to 3 months depending on what you find in your checks. Second, find the time to give your HVAC system a little break every week or so. Turn off the air conditioning for a few hours, or overnight, and let your system rest for a while. Third, you should get your ductwork cleaned out every five years or so, and check it once a year to make sure you don’t have grime and dust building up in your air ducts.