5 Things Every Homeowner Should Monitor

  1. Energy Usage: Monitoring energy consumption helps identify inefficiencies and potential cost-saving opportunities. Keep an eye on utility bills and consider using energy monitoring devices or smart home technology to track energy usage.
  2. Moisture Levels: Regularly check for signs of moisture or water intrusion, as excessive moisture can lead to mold growth, structural damage, and other issues. Monitor areas prone to moisture, such as basements, attics, bathrooms, and around plumbing fixtures.
  3. HVAC System Performance: Pay attention to the performance of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Monitor temperature consistency, airflow, and listen for unusual noises. Schedule regular maintenance and replace air filters as needed.
  4. Plumbing System: Keep an eye on your plumbing system for leaks, drips, or changes in water pressure. Check faucets, toilets, and visible pipes for any signs of water damage or issues. Address plumbing problems promptly to avoid costly water damage.
  5. Roof and Exterior Maintenance: Regularly inspect the roof for missing shingles, damaged flashing, or signs of deterioration. Monitor the condition of the exterior, including siding, paint, and caulking, to ensure proper protection against the elements.

By monitoring these key areas, homeowners can proactively identify and address issues, maintain their property’s condition, and prevent potential problems from escalating into more significant and costly issues.