Extend your garbage disposal's lifespan by using cold water while it's running, and don't overload it. Never use it to dispose of large solids, and avoid caustic drain openers.
Forced Air & Steam Heating
Regularly vacuum your forced air heating system furnace's blower compartment and blower coils. You should also regularly check fan belt tension and lubricate the fan and motor bearings. If you have a steam system, check the shut-off valve for leaks.
Other Heating Maintenance
Consider techniques like setting your ceiling fans at slow speeds and reversing them during the winter to push warm air down. Other ways to optimize heating system performance include:
|• Bleed Hot Water System Radiators Annually
||• Clear Heating Registers & Vents
|• Keep Furnace Area Clutter-Free
||• Listen for Odd Sounds When Heating or Cooling Systems Start