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, it takes only a few minor upgrades to your home,like our quality Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that 2020 comes with lower energy bills and less fiddling with the thermostat.
Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Sacramento.
1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
In 2020, say goodbye to frigid winter drafts and & hello to energy-efficient window treatments with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing shutters feature an insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you will never have to compromise on design or efficiency again.
Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design that works with any décor and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These USA-made high-quality shutters won’t warp or yellow despite changes in temperature or sun exposure, and they will become a permanent characteristic of your home. Because of our lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for years to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater
While you should give your heater a yearly tune-up, 2020 may be the year to decide if you need an HVAC upgrade. Start by giving your HVAC system a test run to make sure it is running correctly and swap out the furnace filter if necessary. Then check for any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.
Don’t feel up to checking these items on your own? Think about finding a heating and cooling expert 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 An expert can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an outdated heating structure in your Sacramento home.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 should be improved. This approach lets you make an informed 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 to be repaired or replaced. You can then create a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should you put 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 in good repair. Look carefully for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Give the gutters more than a quick inspection for leaves and debris. Be on the lookout for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps.
- Roof: Scan your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to confirm your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Go into the attic on a day it’s raining to make sure there aren’t 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 an issue right now but could lead to leaks later on.
Sunburst Can Assist 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 custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Sacramento home. Call us at 916-250-0758 or fill out the form below to set up a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!