Don’t skimp on maintenance
components working well, it also reduces repair and replacement costs.
Items like air-conditioners and hotwater units should be regularly checked and maintained.
A checklist for your home for monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance work is a great idea. Divide your tasks into seasons and spread them out across the year so a little work regularly doesn’t feel like such a burden.
There are daily and weekly things you can do to increase the lifespan of your home including wiping up water spills from cabinets and benchtops, installing window coverings to protect from the harsh sun, and keeping gardens and reticulation away from the immediate perimeter of your home.