New Home Checklist

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New Home Checklist
 
þ Heating System
 
Check filters every month.
 
Have annual system maintenance service done one month before the heating season.
þ Electrical System
 
To prevent power outages, limit the number of appliances plugged into one circuit. 
þ 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.
þ 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.
þ Refrigerator
 
Clean the interior shelves, shell and gaskets every three months.
 
Once a year, clean the coils on the back or underneath.
þ 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.
þ Dishwasher
 
Mineral deposits on the heating elements can be cleaned with vinegar.
 
Be sure dishes don’t block or damage the spray arm.
þ 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.
þ Washer/Dryer
 
Clean the lint screen after each load of clothes has been dried and the unit is empty.
þ Trash Compactor
 
Replace the deodorant supply regularly to prevent odors.
by Carla Freund