The whirl 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 our Polywood® 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.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
In 2020, say so long to frigid heat loss and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing shutters have a progressive insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You will never have to sacrifice on design or efficiency again.
Our Polywood shutters also feature a a classic design that complements any decorating scheme and provides energy savings at the same time. These USA-made shutters won’t become warped or discolored despite changes in temperature or exposure to sunlight, and they will become a lasting characteristic of your home. Because of the 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 HVAC system a trial run to ensure it’s running the way it should and swap out the furnace filter if needed. Then check for any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel up to checking these items yourself? Think about reaching out to a heating and cooling pro to inspect your system for both safety and efficiency. An expert can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an outdated HVAC system in your New Brunswick home.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 it’s wise to take a quick look around your house to see what needs to be improved. This allows you to budget for upcoming repairs instead of having to scramble 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 create 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 an excellent time of year to see 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. Be on the lookout 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. Take a trip to the attic on a day 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 an issue right now but could cause leaks later.
Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Ready to take the first step in improving your home for the new 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 set up a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!