Regular home maintenance and updating is a process that begins the day you buy a home and continues while you enjoy it.

Your home is perhaps the biggest investment in your life and you want to do all you can to care for it. Regular home maintenance and updating goes a long way toward protecting your investment. Not only will it help to insure that the major components of your home stay in top shape it will also help to keep the look and décor current.

Create your own maintenance plan or use the links below to find a plan or checklist that works for you and your home. These links also offer ideas for updating your home.

DIY.com – Checklist for a Trouble-Free Home
http://www.diynetwork.com


National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Information about home maintenance

Greening Your Home is the process of transforming your living space into a more environmentally friendly area by incorporating "green" products and processes into your home. The following links are helpful sources but you might also do a general web search to get more articles on the topic.

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Green Building and Energy Efficiency

http://www.nahb.org/reference_list.aspx?sectionID=127

Assessing Your Home and Energy Audits
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
https://www.energystar.gov

US Department of Energy
http://www.energysavers.gov