The Green Home Maintenance Supplement

Green Home Maintenance SupplementThis Green Home Maintenance Supplement is not a “stand alone” document—it is intended to accompany The National Home Maintenance Manual. This supplement, taken together with this book and the operating and maintenance instructions from appliance and other home component manufacturers, and additional information required to be furnished by the Builder, meets the requirements of Section 4.410 of the California Green Building Standards Code (CAL Green).

The following are recommended maintenance tasks that should be performed at your green home in addition to non-green maintenance tasks. This list is based upon components found in many green homes.

The supplement includes information and the recommended maintenance tasks for items such as:

Solar Panels
Solar Hot Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters
Water Softeners
HVAC Energy Star Appliances
Low VOC Paints
Water Saving Fixtures
Compact Fluorescent Lights
Bamboo Flooring and Cabinets

Price: $4.95

The Green Home Maintenance Supplement

+ CA sales tax (if applicable) + s/h.


A Message from Dave MacLellan, National Home Maintenance Expert

Dave MacLellan

For the past 40 years, I've either been building new houses or remodeling old ones, and maintaining my houses in the process. As I travel through America's residential communities, I am delighted to see older homes that have been well maintained, and I am disappointed to see ones that have fallen into disrepair. What is it about home maintenance that some owners embrace while others treat it like the plague?

Home maintenance is a commitment to lifestyle and value. A warm, leak-free house with a solid foundation will provide a more comfortable lifestyle than a home with all those problems. Plus, the added bonus is that the home will likely sell quicker and for a higher price if it has been properly maintained.

Remember, as with money or health, "an ounce of maintenance is worth a pound of repair."