The whirlwind of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, the time has come to focus on your New Year’s resolution to make your Miami home more energy efficient on increasing your Miami home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only several easy 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.
Prepare your home for the new decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Miami.
1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments
For 2020, say goodbye to cold heat loss and & hello to energy-efficient window coverings with Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive shutters have a progressive insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You won’t ever need to choose between style or energy efficiency again.
Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that works with any décor and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered high-quality shutters will not warp or yellow in spite of changes in temperature or exposure to the sun, and they become a permanent characteristic of your home. Because of the lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for decades to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater
Even though you should give your heater an annual checkup, 2020 may be just the right time to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Start by giving your heating system a test run to ensure it’s running properly and replace 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. A professional can definitely help make suggestions if you have an aging heating structure in your Miami home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items
Every year it makes sense to take stock of your house to see 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, take a closer inspection of those expensive items and calculate when they might need repair or replacement. You can then make a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or beyond. What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for a good time to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. 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. Be on the lookout for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps.
- Roof: Scan your roof for issues with your shingles to make sure your roof is ready for wet and windy weather. Visit the attic on a rainy day to look for 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 odd noises could mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which may not be an issue right now but could lead to a leak later on.
Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Shutters
Are you ready to prepare your home for the upcoming decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to 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!