The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to start on your New Year’s resolution of making your Philadelphia home more energy efficient on improving your Philadelphia home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, it takes only some small improvements to your home,like faux wood shutters, to ensure that the new year brings lower energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.
Prepare your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Philadelphia.
1.) Keep Your Home Comfortable With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
For 2020, say farewell to cold heat loss and & hi to energy-efficient window treatments with Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters offer an insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You’ll never need to compromise on style or energy efficiency again.
Our Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design that goes well with any style of decorating and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered high-quality shutters are guaranteed not to warp or yellow in spite of varying temperatures or exposure to the sun, and they will become an enduring part of your home. Because of the lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for years to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater
Even though you should give your heater a yearly tune-up, 2020 might be just the right time to evaluate if you need an HVAC upgrade. Give your system a test run to make sure it’s operating correctly and swap out the furnace filter if needed. Then investigate any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel comfortable checking your HVAC system yourself? Consider hiring a heating and cooling expert to inspect your system for safety and efficiency. A professional can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an outdated HVAC system in your Philadelphia home.
3.) Take Stock Of Big-Ticket Items
Taking a yearly look at items around your home and determining what shape they’re in helps you make an informed plan for upcoming repairs. For 2020, take a closer look at those expensive items and estimate when they may need maintenance. That way you can make a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should make up your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are an excellent time of year to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Especially check for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood stoves!
- Gutters: Give the gutters a close inspection for accumulated leaves and debris. Be on the lookout for damage or missing parts.
- Roof: Assess your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to confirm your roof is prepped and ready for wet weather. Go into the attic when it’s raining to look for any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a couple times and listen for hammering or shuddering. These odd noises may mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which isn’t a concern now but could cause leaks later.
Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
Ready to take the first step in improving your home for the new decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your Philadelphia home. Call us at 215-874-4897 or complete the following form to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!