Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Miami03/06/2020David White The whirlwind of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, the time has come to focus on your resolution of making your Miami home more energy efficient on improving your Miami home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only several small upgrades to your home,like our quality Polywood® shutters, to ensure that the new year 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 Miami. 1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings For 2020, say goodbye to cold heat loss and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive shutters have an insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you’ll never be forced to compromise on aesthetic or energy efficiency again. Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design that works with any décor and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered high-quality shutters won’t warp or yellow in spite of changes in temperature or sun exposure, and they will be an enduring 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 Furnace A Visit Even though you should give your heater an annual checkup, 2020 may be the time to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Start by giving your HVAC system a trial run to ensure it’s working 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 comfortable checking your heater on your own? Think about finding a heating and cooling professional to take a look at your HVAC system for both safety and efficiency. An expert can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an aging heating system in your Miami home. 3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items Every year it makes sense to take stock of your house to evaluate what needs improving. Doing so allows you to make an informed budget for upcoming repairs instead of scrambling around at the last second. For 2020, you will want to take a closer inspection of those expensive items and calculate when they might need to be repaired or replaced. You can then create a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist? Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for a good time to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Especially check for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to check your wood stoves! Gutters: Give the gutters a close examination for a build-up of leaves and debris. Look for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps. Roof: Inspect your roof for issues with your shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is ready for wet weather. Go into the attic on a rainy day to look for any leaks coming through. Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a couple times to hear any hammering or shuddering. These odd noises could mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which may not be an issue now but could lead to a leak later on. Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters Ready to improve your home for the upcoming decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters will increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Miami home. Just call 305-520-7515 or fill out the form below to set up a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!