Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in New Brunswick03/06/2020Mike Horn The hustle and bustle of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 has already begun. Now, the time has come to start on your brand-new plan to make your New Brunswick home more energy efficient on improving your New Brunswick home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, all it takes are a few small changes to your home,such as faux wood plantation shutters, to ensure that 2020 brings lower energy bills and less adjusting of the thermostat. Prepare your home for the new decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for New Brunswick. 1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters In 2020, say goodbye to frigid heat loss and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing shutters have an insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you’ll never need to sacrifice on style or efficiency again. Our Polywood shutters also feature a a classic design that complements any décor and provides energy savings at the same time. These USA-made faux wood shutters will not become warped or discolored regardless of changes in temperature or exposure to sunlight, and they will become a lasting characteristic of your home. And with a lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for years to come. 2.) Pay The Heater A Visit Even though you should always give your heater a yearly tune-up, 2020 may be the year to decide if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Give your heating system a trial run to ensure it’s working the way it should and swap out the furnace filter if needed. Then check for any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues. Don’t feel up to checking your HVAC system yourself? Think about hiring a heating/cooling pro to inspect your system for safety and efficiency. A professional can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an outdated HVAC system in your New Brunswick home. 3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Expensive Items Every year you should take stock of your house to see what needs to be improved. This allows you to budget for upcoming repairs instead of scrambling around at the last minute. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer look at those expensive items and calculate when they may need maintenance. As a result, you can make a long-term budget 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 make for the perfect time of year to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good condition. Especially check for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood stoves! Gutters: Give the gutters a close examination for 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 ready for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic when it’s raining to look for any drips that are coming through. Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off several times to hear any hammering or shuddering. These odd noises may mean that air is trapped within the pipes, which isn’t a problem now but could lead to a leak later on. Sunburst Can Assist You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters Are you ready to take the first step in improving your home for this upcoming decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters will bring energy efficiency and style to your New Brunswick home. Call us at 732-301-6168 or fill out the form below to schedule a free in-home consultation today!