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3 Smart Ways to Care for Your New Home November 21, 2018

3 Smart Ways to Care for Your New Home, Houston County, Texas

Moving into a new home is an exciting moment in a person’s life, though the maintenance concerns can feel a bit overwhelming. Establishing a plan will help you nurture your property while also saving a few dollars in the process. Here’s a guide to savvy ways to care for a new place. 

Tips for Starting Life in Your New House on the Right Foot

1. Manage Your Appliances

When you move into a new home, it’s typical to inherit many of the appliances within it. By giving them some attention and maintenance, you’ll be able to keep the machines efficient, and, therefore, reduce your energy costs. One best practice is to get in the habit of removing lint from the filter of your dryer to avoid continual obstructions. Another is to clean your refrigerator coils  — a monthly brushing will remove the dust and permit them to channel heat away from your food. 

2. Address the Caulk

new homeInspect all the window frames. Even if these areas where once caulked, the material tends to break down over time. Applying your own ensures that the heated or cooled air your HVAC is producing isn't escaping. In addition to being more comfortable, you’ll also notice a drop in your monthly energy bills. 

3. Monitor the First Rainfall

Before you see rain on the forecast, head down to the basement and pour a few buckets full of water into your sump pump to see if it works. If it doesn’t, you should schedule service quickly to avoid dealing with a damaging flood. Also make sure to do some maintenance work outside, removing any leaves or detritus from your gutters to reduce the possibility of a clog. Also, examine your downspouts to ensure they’re directing water away from the foundation. 


The professionals at SWE Homes in Houston, TX, work with clients of all incomes, including those with low credit scores, to help them find and pay for the new home of their dreams. To learn more out about their financing programs, check out their website. Or call (713) 413-1000 to speak to a friendly representative today.

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