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Spring Home Checklist

Home Tips & Tricks

Spring has sprung and with it comes a full set of new home maintenance requirements. Below you will find some tips and checklists to help keep your home looking great and operating properly!

INTERIOR

  • Check heat recovery ventilator (HRV)
    • Replace the filter every 3 months for the first 2 years
    • Replace the filter every 6 months after 2 years
  • Regularly check humidifier for potential leaks and replace the filter if necessary
  • Change furnace filter; it’s recommended to change every month in the first year
  • Test your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Change thermostat battery
  • Check all ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)
  • If applicable, check sump pump to ensure it is in good working order
  • Check basement mechanical; look for any leaks in hot water tanks, furnace, etc.

EXTERIOR

  • Clean out your window wells and swales
  • Check eavestroughs and downspouts for any damage or obstructions
    • Place downspouts down for proper drainage and clear out any debris, if necessary
  • Check for missing, damaged or loose shingles; a professional roofer may be required for closer inspection
  • Check siding for any damage and to ensure it is secure
  • Check concrete driveway and walkways for frost damage
  • Wash and seal driveway as per product recommendations and weather
  • Turn on exterior taps; check for any leakage

For more information please visit the Alberta New Home Warranty website to learn more about each step for maintaining your new home.