Homeownership scaries: All the questions you’ve been too afraid to ask 🏡

Exterior of a house in Florida
From plumbing to air conditioning, homeowners might encounter unexpected problems | Photo provided

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Buying a home is a big deal. Aside from buying a car or opening a business, becoming a homeowner is one of the biggest investments a person can make. 

Without the fear of losing a security deposit comes the joy of painting walls, hanging photos + ripping up old shag carpet. However, homeowners also have the responsibility of fixing problemssometimes big oneson their own. 😨

From flooded basements to plumbing that isn’t up-to-code, we’ve all heard homeownership nightmare stories – and have plenty of questions that we’re afraid to ask, like:

🌬 How often should I be replacing my air filters?
🚽 How do I unclog my toilet without calling for help?
🚰 What can’t I pour down my sink… and why?
🔥 Should I turn my water heater off if I’m going on vacation?
🚿 Why do I have to wait so long for hot water in my bathroom when it’s so close to the water heater?
❄️ How do I know if it’s time to replace my A/C unit?
🌬 What is the difference between ‘auto’ and ‘cool/heat’ on my thermostat?
💧 Is a tankless water heater better than a traditional one?

Just to name a few.

To help you get ahead of potential home problems, we’re asking you to send us all of the confusing questions + concerns you have. And there’s no such thing as a stupid question. 

We’re working with Payne Air Conditioning to get you answers straight from the pros. In an upcoming newsletter, we’ll share their expert tips in an upcoming #Answered post. 

So, what do you want to know?