Hey there, my fellow lazy brushers and flossers! Let me ask you a question – do you floss regularly? No? Yeah, me neither. But as it turns out, flossing is not only important for your teeth but can also help you understand the importance of maintaining your home’s performance.
Let’s start with the dental hygiene analogy. Corbett Lunsford, of the Building Performance Workshop, often asks his clients about their flossing habits. Why? Because flossing is a small task that we often ignore, but it makes a significant impact in the long run. Just like how flossing removes tiny particles from our teeth, maintaining our home’s performance requires small tasks that can make a huge difference over time.
Now, I know what you might be thinking – “But I control my home’s temperature, so I’m good, right?” Unfortunately, that’s not entirely true. There’s more to your home’s performance than just the temperature (you may remember our recent blog about humidity).
Here’s the thing – our homes are like our bodies. They need proper care and maintenance to function at their best. And just like how ignoring our health can lead to bigger problems, neglecting our home’s performance can result in bigger issues down the road.
So, what can you do to maintain your home’s performance? Just like how flossing removes the tiny particles that we can’t see, maintaining our home’s performance requires paying attention to the little details. Simple tasks like replacing air filters, sealing air leaks, and insulating your home properly can make a huge difference in your home’s performance and energy bills.
Regular visits to the dentist can catch potential issues early, and scheduling regular home performance evaluations can identify any problems before they become bigger issues. A professional home performance evaluation can help you understand your home’s energy use and identify areas where you can make improvements.
So, my fellow lazy brushers and flossers, let’s take care of our homes like we take care of our teeth. Pay attention to the little details, schedule regular check-ups, and don’t ignore potential issues. Your home (and your wallet) will thank you in the long run. If you don’t have a home performance professional that will take your calls, talk to me! I’ll consult with just about anyone!