Notebook for the new year

New Year, New Home

Every 365 days, we get another chance at a fresh start. Make 2020 the year you take better care of your home and create a happier living space. Today, we’re challenging you to include some home-related resolutions to your list. By making a few changes, you can improve your home’s value, save money, and live more comfortably and safely. Enjoy this list of our top four new year’s resolutions for the house!

Make it safe

“I love when my smoke detector goes off,” said No One Ever. We understand entirely how disturbing these devices can be, but we cannot stress enough how important they are. The National Fire Protection Association found that three out of five home fire deaths came from properties without working smoke detectors. Install them in every bedroom, and be sure to test them every month. These are a small investment compared to your safety!

Shrink your carbon footprint

The best part about this resolution? You get to kill two birds with one stone. Going green and being more energy-efficient doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Just follow these easy steps and watch as your utility bill lowers.

  • Get in the habit of turning off the lights every time you leave a room.

  • Shut off the water when you’re brushing your teeth.

  • Install low flow showerheads, toilets, and faucets.

  • Turn down your water heater to 120 degrees.

  • Replace your light bulbs with LED ones.

  • Wait until you have a full load before running the dishwasher or doing laundry.

Put everything away before you tuck in

We get it; life gets busy, which makes it hard to make cleaning a priority. Not everyone is an organizing whiz like Marie Kondo, but we can certainly try. Start by putting everything in its place before you head to bed. Hang clothes, clear surfaces, and make sure toys are stored away.

Keep up with regular maintenance

Your home is made up of intricate systems that make your home comfortable and habitable. That is why we want you to resolve to take better care of your HVAC and plumbing with regular maintenance. Typically, we’re guilty of only paying attention to these when there’s a problem, but more often than not, you could’ve avoided those problems with an inspection. Many companies even offer maintenance agreements to make this task a breeze! At Roy’s, we offer a membership that provides guaranteed appointments, valuable discounts on services and repairs, priority bookings, and much more!

Contact Roy’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

With these home resolutions, you can make your living space a much more improved place! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (716) 215-2678 today! Our experienced technicians have skills ranging from residential and commercial plumbing, heating and air conditioning, to indoor air quality.