The hustle and bustle of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 has already begun. It’s time to focus on your brand-new plan to make your Cleveland home more energy efficient on improving your Cleveland home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, all it takes are a few easy changes to your home,like our quality Polywood® shutters, to make certain that 2020 rings in with lower energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat.
Prep your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Cleveland.
1.) Keep Your Home Comfortable With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
For 2020, say goodbye to freezing winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window treatments with Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive shutters offer an advanced insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you’ll never need to choose between aesthetic or efficiency again.
Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design quality that works with any style of decorating and gives energy savings at the same time. These American-made shutters are guaranteed not to crack, warp, or chip regardless of changes in temperature or exposure to the sun, and they will become an enduring feature of your home. And with a lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for years to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater
Although you should always give your furnace a yearly checkup, 2020 may be the year to decide if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Begin by giving your system a practice run to make sure it is working properly and change the furnace filter if necessary. Then check for any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel up to checking your heater yourself? Think about finding a heating and cooling pro to check your HVAC system to make sure it’s both safe and efficient. An expert can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an aging HVAC system in your Cleveland home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items
Every year you should take stock of your house to decide what needs improving. Doing so allows you to make an informed budget for upcoming repairs instead of having to scramble around at the last second. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and calculate when they may need repair or replacement. You can then write up a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even longer. What items should make up your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for an excellent time of year to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Inspect the brickwork for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Watch for damage or missing parts.
- Roof: Inspect your roof for issues with your shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped and ready for wet weather. Take a trip to the attic when it’s raining to make sure there aren’t any leaks coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a couple times to hear any odd noises such as hammering or shuddering. These noises could mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which isn’t a concern right this minute but could cause leaks later.
Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Shutters
Feeling ready to prepare your home for the new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your Cleveland home. Give us a call at 440-561-6787 or complete the following form to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!