The hustle and bustle of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to get on your brand-new plan to make your Houston home more energy efficient on increasing your Houston home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, it takes only several easy changes to your home,like faux wood plantation shutters, to make certain that 2020 rings in with lower energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat.
Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Houston.
1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments
For 2020, say goodbye to cold heat loss and & hello there to energy-efficient window treatments with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing faux wood shutters offer an advanced insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You won’t ever be forced to compromise on style or energy efficiency again.
Our Polywood plantation shutters also feature a timeless design quality that goes well with any style of decorating and provides energy savings at the same time. These American-engineered shutters are guaranteed not to warp or yellow in spite of changes in temperature or sun exposure, and they will be an enduring characteristic of your home. Because of our lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for decades to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater
Although you should give your heater a yearly tune-up, 2020 might be the year to decide if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Give your heating system a test run to ensure it’s working properly and change the furnace filter if necessary. Then check if there are any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.
Don’t feel up to checking your heater on your own? Think about hiring a heating/cooling professional to take a look at your system to make sure it’s both safe and efficient. An expert can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an outdated HVAC system in your Houston home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items
Taking a yearly look at items around your home and assessing their status assists you in making an informed budget for upcoming repairs. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer look at those big-ticket items and estimate when they might need repair or replacement. That way you can make a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should you put on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for the perfect time to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Look carefully for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for a build-up of leaves and debris. Look for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps.
- Roof: Assess your roof for problems with your shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped for wet weather conditions. Go into the attic on a rainy day to look for any leaks coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a couple times and listen for any hammering or shuddering. These noises may mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which may not be a concern right this minute but could lead to a leak 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 upcoming decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Houston home. Just call 713-853-9629 or complete the following form to set up a free in-home consultation today!