From the Back Cover
The easy way to keep your home in tip-top shape!
Just like a car, a home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition, gives you the latest tips and advice on how to inspect, tune up, and make repairs to every part of your house! You'll get expert, step-by-step information that will empower you to roll up your sleeves and make your home safer, more comfortable, and more energy efficient.
Home maintenance and you practical information on the benefits of home maintenance and the major systems and components in your home
The energy envelope guidance on understanding your home's exterior surfaces and associated components, like windows and doors, the roof, the basement, and the foundation
Plumbing and HVAC instructions on how to tackle problems with mechanical equipment, common household appliances, and heating and cooling systems
Open the book and find:
Ten home maintenance skills you'll be glad to have
Tips on preserving your home's value and avoiding costly repairs
Green maintenance and cleaning options
Tips on day-to-day repairs from walls and appliances to decks and fences
Straightforward advice on what you can tackle yourself and when you should call a pro
Step-by-step instructions on everything from replacing a furnace filter to insulating your home
About the Author
James Carey and Morris Carey Jr. share their 55+ years of experience as award-winning, licensed contractors with millions of people nationwide through a weekly radio program and syndicated newspaper column, both titled On The House. They also appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning.