Now that the holidays are upon us, there is a lot of time spent in the kitchen. There's Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to cook, cookies and pies to bake, and lots of holiday treats to make! All that cooking can put a strain on your appliances and cookware, so it's a good idea to keep them in good shape so they perform for you.
Maintain Large Appliances
Appliances are a big long-term investment! That’s why it’s important to take good care of them all year long.
Get Your Furnace Tuned Up
Check the Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is a great place to start. Accumulating dust can make your fridge cooling system less efficient. To prevent trouble, regularly pull the fridge away from the wall and clean the condenser coils with a vacuum cleaner. It’s also a good idea to dust and clean the front lower grill. This five-minute task can add years of service to your refrigerator! Check around the refrigerator to make sure you're not leaking coolant. And make sure the doors close tight and the seals aren't cracked or loose. If refrigerated air is escaping it forces your refrigerator to continually run and wear out prematurely.
Clean The Oven & Stove Drip Pan
The only problem? It can take a while to run the cleaning feature and it usually smells pretty bad while it’s running. Save this task for a nice day and open up the windows to keep it well ventilated. Check your stove manual for instructions and take a few minutes to clean the burners, too.
Have Problem Trees Trimmed
Cold, rainy weather has arrived. Have you noticed any large branches hanging over onto your roof? Get them trimmed as soon as possible. In the Northwest it's not unusual for the constant rain to mix with a cold front and cause a big ice storm. The ice clings to branches, weighing them down. This can cause the branches to break onto your roof or car, leading to more damage and insurance claims.
Save on Home Insurance
Homeowners Insurance is an important part of protecting your home and belongings. To make sure you have the best coverage, call SAV-ON today at 888-867-2866 for a free, no-obligation quote. And have a wonderful holiday season!
Thursday, November 6, 2014
That’s why it is so important to us that our clients have excellent insurance coverage. It’s not just about having an ID card in your car so you don’t get a ticket or fulfilling your mortgage company’s minimum loan requirements. It's about family.
Insurance is there to make sure that if the worst happens, you or your family can recover from it. It might not be easy, but we’re here to ease the financial burden after your car is wrecked in an accident, your house burns down, or a loved one passes away.
All of those TV commercials that just tell you to find the cheapest rate are completely wrong! Cheapest isn't always the best. Of course, no one wants to pay more then they have to, but it’s not the most important part of the equation. When something goes wrong, you need local agents who will help you through this stressful time. Right away. Because they care.
Rather than looking for a cheap bare-bones policy that will do you no good if you need to use it, take the time to interview and meet with one of our friendly local agents. See who is looking for the best coverage and truly meeting your needs while keeping the rates affordable. When you're shopping around, ask about how they handle claims and if they do annual policy reviews. That's something we pride ourselves on!
This Thanksgiving, SAV-ON Insurance Agencies is extremely thankful for all of our wonderful clients. If you need a local agent to look out for your most prized possessions, or you just have an insurance question, we'd love to help.
Give us a call at 888-867-2866 for a free no-obligation quote.