Home Care Tips

Warranty -Home Care Tips

Here are some helpful tips to help increase the life span of your home's systems and appliances, ultimately increasing the value of your home.

Heating System

Check filters every month.
Have annual system maintenance service done one month before the heating season begins.


Keep a proper water level.
Consult your pool and spa company for suggestions about maintaining your particular system.

Electrical System

To prevent power outages, be sure that there are not too many appliances plugged into one circuit.

Plumbing System

Avoid flushing any paper products down a toilet besides toilet paper.

Air Conditioning System

Check filters every month.
Have annual system maintenance service done one month before the air conditioning season begins, including cleaning of evaporator and condenser coils. Keep the condensing unit free from debris.


Do not use pans or dishes that are metal or have metallic trim.
Use only mild soap and/or baking soda to clean the interior. Abrasive cleaners or scouring pads can damage the lining.


Clean the interior shelves, shell, and gaskets every three months. Once a year, clean the coils on back or underneath.


To avoid damaging the burners, do not use extra-large and heavy cooking pots or pans.
If you have a self-cleaning oven, do not use any other method to clean it.


Mineral deposits in the heating element can be cleaned with vinegar.
Be sure dishes don't block and damage the spray arm.

Garbage Disposal

To clean the disposal, push a full tray of ice cubes through it while running cold water. Always remember to run water during use and for at least two minutes after you finish. This prevents stoppages.


Clean the lint screen after each load of clothes has been dried and the unit is empty.
To adjust the level of your washing machine, turn the legs clockwise to lower them or counterclockwise to raise them.

Trash Compactor

Replace the deodorant supply regularly to prevent odors. Before use, be sure the bag is in the proper position and that the retainer ring and clips are in place.

Copyright 2003, American Home Shield and its licensed subsidiaries. All rights reserved. The knowledge, skill and experience level required to follow these "tips" varies. If you are in doubt as to your ability to properly and safely implement these suggestions, call a qualified professional first. Every home, appliance and system is different as are the problems that can affect them. Accordingly, the above referenced tips are meant only as suggestions to be considered for the listed problems. AHS cannot be responsible for any damages arising from any actions or inactions taken pursuant to tips provided herein.

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