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Your new home will require some seasonal maintenance to ensure it continues to run smoothly. Here are a few tips from the experts on our Customer Care team that will help lower your utility bills and protect your biggest investment. Download our Spring Maintenance Checklist and never miss a step again.

Post-Winter Checkup

  • Check roof for loose or cracked shingles
  • Check driveways and walks
  • Check water heater for leaks

Pre-Summer Preparation

  • Clean furnace filter and heat recovery ventilator (HRV)
  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (monthly)
  • Plan landscaping to avoid soil settlement and water ponding
  • Fertilize your lawn.


Still Have Questions? View our other Home Maintenance Tips.


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