Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Sacramento03/06/2020Curtis Orton The hustle and bustle of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 has already begun. Now, the time has come to focus on your resolution of making your Sacramento home more energy efficient on boosting your Sacramento home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are some minor upgrades to your home,like our quality Polywood® plantation shutters, to ensure that 2020 brings lower energy bills and fewer thermostat adjustments. Ready your home for the new decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Sacramento. 1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters In 2020, say goodbye to cold winter drafts and & hi to energy-efficient window treatments with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing shutters feature a progressive insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You won’t ever be forced to compromise on design or energy efficiency again. Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that works with any decorating scheme and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These USA-made high-quality shutters won’t warp or yellow regardless of temperature changes or exposure to the sun, and they will become an enduring characteristic of your home. Because of our lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for decades to come. 2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit Although you should give your heater a yearly tune-up, 2020 may be the year to decide if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Give your heating system a trial run to make sure it is working correctly and swap out the furnace filter if necessary. Then check if there are any odd noises or humidity issues. Don’t feel up to checking your HVAC system on your own? Think about finding a heating/cooling professional to inspect your HVAC system for safety and efficiency. An expert can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an outdated heating structure in your Sacramento home. 3.) Take Note Of Big-Ticket Items Each year you should take a quick look around your home to evaluate what needs improving. Doing so allows you to budget for upcoming repairs instead of needing to scramble around at the very last minute. For 2020, you will want to take a closer look at those big-ticket items and calculate when they may need repair or replacement. You can then create a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or beyond. What items should be on your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist? Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for an excellent time to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Look carefully for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves! Gutters: Check the gutters for an accumulation of leaves and debris. Be on the lookout for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps. Roof: Scan your roof for problems with your shingles to confirm your roof is prepped and ready for wet weather. Visit the attic when it’s raining to see if there are any drips that are coming through. Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off several times to hear hammering or shuddering. These noises could mean that air is trapped within the pipes, which may not be a problem now but could lead to leaks later on. Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters Ready to take the first step in preparing your home for this new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters will increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Sacramento home. Call us at 916-250-0758 or complete the following form to set up a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!