Today is National Stress Awareness Day and while you might not need a day to make you aware of what stress is, you may appreciate helpful tips that will decrease stress for you and your family at home. Here are some ways to decrease the stress of being a homeowner.
Change Your Air Filters
It’s recommended that you change your air filter at home every 90 days. This helps keep your home free of dust and allergens and can help keep your heating and cooling systems running smoothly. Keep extra filters on hand and put a reminder in your phone or on your calendar to change every 3 months.
Handle Repairs Quickly
If you’ve owned a home you know that there’s always something that needs to get done. A smoke detector needs a new battery. A kitchen cabinet hinge needs replacing. It’s always something. Handle your repairs quickly as they pop up to avoid an overwhelming list and a budget busting repair bill.
Become A Do-It-Yourselfer
This doesn’t mean you have to tackle every home project yourself, but learning how to take on a few of the smaller projects can give a great sense of accomplishment, save money and lessen stress. Here are a few projects you can learn by asking questions at your local hardware store or watching a YouTube video or two:
- Cleaning rain gutters
- Replacing caulk seals
- Patching drywall or plaster
- Cleaning fireplace
- Maintaining water softening system
Switch To Agway With EnergyGuard™
Picture it… You wake up one morning and you can feel the chill in the air. You proceed to turn on your central heat only to find that it won’t run. No soothing hum as a premonition to the warm air pumping through your ducts. Instead you hear silence and the chill continues. The stress starts to set in. Now you have to browse repair technicians and vet them to find one you trust. Is it a minor issue or a sign of something more significant? Meanwhile you still have no heat.
When you enroll with Agway Energy Services, you get the protection of EnergyGuard™ included with your natural gas or electricity supply. This means that all Agway customers benefit from:
- Primary heating system repair coverage
- Air conditioning systems repair coverage
- Electric lines repair coverage*
- 24/7 emergency response team you can trust