When planning a home project, one consideration is whether it will increase the value of your home when it’s time to sell. Listed below are some good choices:
Have mechanical equipment serviced. The furnace, boiler, central air conditioner, and water heater need annual servicing. It will greatly extend the life of your equipment.
Clean and stain your deck. Even pressure-treated wood can get discoloured in less than a year. Use a pressure washer, sand it, and apply a deck preservative that contains linseed oil.
Install a programmable thermostat. They are easy to install and can save as much as 30 percent on your energy bill.
Recaulk your shower or tub. Avoid mold and wall damage by cutting out old caulk. Put masking tape on the edges of the hulk, then smooth the fresh bead with your finger. Peel the tape away, and you have a perfect job.
Install ceiling fans. They reduce energy cost in both winter and summer.