The hustle and bustle of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 has already begun. Now, it’s time to start on your brand-new plan to make your Dallas home more energy efficient on increasing your Dallas home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, it takes only a few minor improvements to your home,such as faux wood plantation shutters, to ensure that the new year comes with lower energy costs and less fiddling with the thermostat.
Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Dallas.
1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments
In 2020, say farewell to cold winter drafts and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive faux wood shutters have a progressive 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 efficiency again.
Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a timeless design quality that works with any décor and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These USA-made high-quality shutters won’t become warped or discolored regardless of changes in temperature or exposure to sunlight, and they will become an enduring characteristic of your home. And with a lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for decades to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Furnace
While you should perform yearly maintenance on your heater, 2020 might be just the right time to see if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Start by giving your HVAC system a trial run to ensure it is running properly and change the filter if necessary. Then check for any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your heater on your own? Consider finding an HVAC professional to take a look at your HVAC system for both safety and efficiency. An expert can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an outdated heating structure in your Dallas home.
3.) Take Stock Of Expensive Items
Each year it’s wise to take a quick look around your house to decide what needs improving. This approach allows you to make an informed budget for impending repairs instead of having to scramble around at the very last second. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer look at those big-ticket items and estimate when they may need maintenance. As a result, you can create a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even longer. What items should you put on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for an excellent time of year to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Inspect the brickwork for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood 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 problems with your shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped and ready for wet weather. Go into the attic on a day it’s raining to see if there are any leaks coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water several times to hear any odd noises such as hammering or shuddering. These odd noises could mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which isn’t a concern right now but could lead to leaks later on.
Sunburst Can Assist You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Feeling ready to take the first step in improving your home for this upcoming decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters will increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Dallas home. Call us at 214-301-5066 or fill out the form below to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!