New Year, New You: Bad Home Habits to Change in 2024 

As the New Year rolls in, it’s time for fresh starts and new beginnings. And while you’re making resolutions to improve yourself, why not extend that to your home? Best Home Services is here to guide you through changing bad home habits that affect your HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.  

Let’s make 2024 the year of a healthier, happier home! Get best!

Key Takeaways: 

  • Energy Efficiency: Learn how to reduce energy waste in your home. 
  • Preventative Maintenance: Discover the benefits of regular checks on your systems. 
  • Safety First: Understand the importance of proper electrical and plumbing practices. 
  • Cost Savings: How changing habits can save you money in the long run. 

Breaking Bad Habits: Energy Efficiency  

Did you know that simple habits can lead to significant energy waste? Leaving lights on in unoccupied rooms, setting the thermostat too high or low, or ignoring drafts from windows and doors can skyrocket your energy bills.  

This year, make a conscious effort to be more energy efficient. Switch to LED bulbs, invest in smart thermostats, and seal any air leaks. Not only will this reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also reflect positively on your energy bills! 

The Importance of Regular Maintenance  

Your home’s HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems need regular check-ups, just like your car. Neglecting routine maintenance can lead to bigger, more expensive problems down the line.  

Schedule regular inspections with Best Home Services to ensure everything is running smoothly.  

Maintenance includes: 

  • Cleaning air filters 
  • Checking for leaks 
  • Ensuring that all electrical connections are safe and secure 

Safety First: Electrical and Plumbing Practices  

Unsafe electrical and plumbing practices are not just bad habits; they’re hazards.  

Issues that can lead to dangerous situations include: 

  • Overloading power strips 
  • Using frayed cords 
  • Ignoring a leaky faucet 
  • Flushing non-degradable items down the toilet 

This year, vow to be more mindful about how you use and maintain these critical systems in your home. If you’re unsure about something, it’s always best to consult a professional. 

Embracing Technology for a Smarter Home  

Technology can be a great ally in maintaining your home. Smart home devices can help you monitor energy usage, detect leaks, and even alert you to electrical issues. These devices not only make your life easier but also help in keeping your home systems in top condition. 

Our favorite pick is swapping your thermostat out for a smart one! These devices allow you to control your thermostat from anywhere in the world… or your bed, where you’ll likely use it the most! No more getting hot at night and waking up to a bigger energy bill, set schedules and save money in 2024! 

Make 2024 a Win with Best Home Services! 

Making resolutions for the new year isn’t simply about making changes; it’s about being consistent and mindful of our habits, both good and bad. With the help of Best Home Services, you can ensure that your home is efficient, safe, and well-maintained. Let’s make this year the start of a long-lasting, positive change in how we care for our homes. 

Are you ready to break those bad home habits and step into a brighter, more efficient New Year? Contact Best Home Services today for all your HVAC, electrical, and plumbing needs. Together, we’ll make 2024 your home’s best year yet! 

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