The whirl of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, it’s time to start on your brand-new plan to make your Salt Lake City home more energy efficient on improving your Salt Lake City home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, you need to make only some small improvements to your home,such as our quality Polywood® shutters, to make certain that 2020 comes with reduced energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.
Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Salt Lake City.
1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
In 2020, say goodbye to cold winter drafts and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful shutters feature an insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You’ll never be forced to compromise on style or energy efficiency again.
Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that complements any décor and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These American-made faux wood shutters will not become warped or discolored regardless of varying temperatures or sun exposure, and they will be a lasting characteristic of your home. And with a lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for years to come.
2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit
Although you should perform yearly maintenance on your heater, 2020 may be just the right time to see if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Give your heating system a test run to ensure it’s operating the way it should and change the furnace filter if necessary. Then check if there are any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.
Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your heater yourself? Consider hiring a heating and cooling expert to inspect your HVAC system for safety and efficiency. An expert can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement when you have an aging heating system in your Salt Lake City home.
3.) Take Note Of Big-Ticket Items
Every year it makes sense to take stock of your home to evaluate what needs improving. This allows you to make an informed budget for upcoming repairs instead of having to scramble around at the very last minute. For 2020, take a closer inspection of those expensive items and estimate when they might need maintenance. That way you can make a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should be on your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months are a good time of year to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good condition. Especially check for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for an accumulation of leaves and debris. Look for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps.
- Roof: Assess your roof for issues with your 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 leaks coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a few times and listen for any odd noises such as hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which may not be a problem now but could lead to a leak later on.
Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Are you ready to take the first step in preparing your home for the new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your Salt Lake City home. Just call 801-515-3598 or fill out our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!