NEW HOME CHECKLIST


  Heating Systems
      Check filters every month.
     

Have annual system maintenance service done one month before the heating season.

 

  Electrical System
     

To prevent power outages, limit the number of appliances plugged into one circuit.

 

  Air Conditioning
      Check filters every month.
      Have annual system maintenance service done one month before the air-conditioning season begins.
     

Keep the condensing unit free of debris.

 

  Microwave
      Do not use pans or dishes that are metal or have metallic trim.
     

Only use mild soap and/or baking soda to clean the interior.  Abrasive cleaners or scouring pads can damage the lining.

 

  Refrigerator
      Clean the interior shelves, shell and gaskets every three months.
     

Once a year, clean the coils on the back or underneath.

 

  Range/Oven
      To avoid damaging the burners, do not use extra-large/heavy cooking pots and pans.
     

If you have a self-cleaning oven, do not use any other method to clean it.

 

  Dishwasher
      Mineral deposits on the heating elements can be cleaned with vinegar.
     

Be sure dishes don't block or damage the spray arm.

 

  Garbage disposal
      To clean the disposal, push a full tray of ice cubes through it while running cold water.
     

Always remember to run water during use and for at least 2 minutes after you finish.  This prevents stoppages.

 

  Washer/Dryer
     

Clean the lint screen after each load of clothes has dried and the unit is empty.

 

  Trash Compactor
      Replace the deodorant supply regularly to prevent odors.

 

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