The whirl of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 has already begun. It’s time to focus on your brand-new plan to make your Gainesville home more energy efficient on increasing your Gainesville home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, it takes only a few minor changes to your home,like our Polywood® plantation shutters, to make sure that the new year brings reduced energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.
Prepare your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Gainesville.
1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments
For 2020, say so long to freezing heat loss and & hello to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive shutters offer an insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you will never be forced to compromise on style or energy efficiency again.
Our Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that complements any décor and gives energy savings at the same time. These USA-made faux wood shutters won’t crack, warp, or chip in spite of changes in temperature or exposure to the sun, and they will become a lasting feature of your home. Because of the lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for decades to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater
Although you should always give your furnace a yearly tune-up, 2020 may be the year to decide if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Start by giving your heating system a test run to make sure it’s running properly and swap out the filter if necessary. Then check if there are any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel comfortable checking these items on your own? Think about reaching out to a heating and cooling pro to check your HVAC system for safety and efficiency. A professional can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement when you have an aging heating structure in your Gainesville home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items
Every year it’s wise to take a quick look around your home to evaluate what needs improving. This allows you to budget for upcoming repairs instead of needing to scramble around at the last second. For 2020, take a closer inspection of those expensive items and decide when they might need maintenance. That way you can make a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or beyond. What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for a good time of year to see 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 stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Look for damage or missing parts.
- Roof: Scan your roof for problems with your shingles to make sure your roof is prepped for wet and windy weather. Visit the attic when it’s raining to look for any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a few times and listen for hammering or shuddering. These sounds could mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which isn’t a concern now but could lead to a leak later on.
Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Shutters
Feeling ready to improve your home for this new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters will bring energy efficiency and style to your Gainesville windows. Give us a call at 813-602-5966 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation today!