3 common homeowner errors

15 December 2022

Most homeowners are reluctant to have preventive maintenance work done, yet start worrying as soon as something goes wrong or they see signs of wear and tear. Don’t be like them! An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to your home too. Here are the 3 most common errors to avoid.

Homeowner error No. 1: Failing to have your heating and air conditioning systems inspected

An annual inspection of your heating and air conditioning systems will ensure that they’re working properly and not using too much energy.

Homeowner error No. 2: Not replacing filters

Cleaning your filters regularly is good. Replacing them is better. Check your air conditioning, heating and air exchange instruction manuals for the recommended filter change frequencies. This will prevent you from breathing bad air and will improve system performance.

Homeowner error No. 3: Not hiring a professional contractor

Choosing who will perform the work is not something you should take lightly. It’s essential you do business with a contractor in good standing (licenced by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec and insured) who is qualified to carry out your work.