The whirlwind of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to start on your brand-new plan to make your Boston home more energy efficient on increasing your Boston home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are several easy changes to your home,such as our quality Polywood® plantation shutters, to ensure that the new year comes with lower energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.
Prepare your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Boston.
1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
In 2020, say goodbye to frigid heat loss and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive shutters offer an advanced insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You won’t ever need to compromise on aesthetic or energy efficiency again.
Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a timeless design quality that works with any decorating scheme and gives lower energy costs at the same time. These American-made faux wood shutters won’t warp or yellow despite temperature changes or exposure to the sun, and they become an enduring feature of your home. And with a lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for decades to come.
2.) Pay The Heater A Visit
Even though you should always give your heater a yearly checkup, 2020 might be the year to evaluate if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Begin by giving your HVAC system a practice run to ensure it’s operating correctly and replace the filter if necessary. Then check for any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.
Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check these items on your own? Think about finding a heating/cooling expert to inspect your heating system to make sure it’s both safe and efficient. A pro can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an outdated heating system in your Boston home.
3.) Take Note Of Expensive Items
Every year it’s wise to take a quick look around your house to see what needs to be improved. This approach allows you to make an informed budget for impending repairs and replacements instead of having to scramble around at the very last minute. For 2020, take a closer look at those big-ticket items and calculate when they might need maintenance. You can then write up a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should make up your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for the perfect time to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Especially check 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: Scan your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to make sure your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Visit the attic when it’s raining to make sure there aren’t any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water several times to hear hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped within the plumbing, which isn’t a concern now but could lead to a leak later on.
Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
Are you ready to improve your home for the new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters will bring energy efficiency and style to your Boston windows. Just call 781-352-2205 or complete the following form to set up a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!