The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, it’s time to get on your resolution of making your Denver home more energy efficient on boosting your Denver home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, you need to make only several small changes to your home,such as our quality Polywood® shutters, to ensure that 2020 rings in with lower energy costs and less fiddling with the thermostat.
Prepare your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Denver.
1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
In 2020, say so long to freezing winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters feature an advanced insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you won’t ever be forced to choose between design or efficiency again.
Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a timeless design quality that goes well with any decorating scheme and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These American-made high-quality shutters will not warp or yellow in spite of changes in temperature or sun exposure, and they will become an enduring characteristic of your home. Because of our lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for years to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Furnace
Although you should always give your furnace a yearly tune-up, 2020 may be the time to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Begin by giving your HVAC system a practice run to make sure it is operating correctly and replace the furnace filter if needed. Then check for any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel comfortable checking these items on your own? Consider hiring a heating and cooling expert to inspect your HVAC system to make sure it’s both safe and efficient. A professional can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an older HVAC system in your Denver home.
3.) Take Note 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 impending repairs instead of needing to scramble around at the very last minute. For 2020, take a closer look at those big-ticket items and calculate when they may need to be repaired or replaced. That way you can create a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or beyond. What items should be on your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for an excellent time of year to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Look carefully for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood stoves!
- Gutters: Give the gutters a close inspection for accumulated leaves and debris. Watch for damage or missing parts.
- Roof: Assess your roof for problems with your shingles to confirm your roof is ready for wet weather. Go into the attic when it’s raining to see if there are any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a few times and listen for any hammering or shuddering. These sounds could mean that air is trapped within the plumbing, which may not be an issue right this minute but could cause leaks later.
Sunburst Can Assist You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Ready to improve your home for this new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your Denver home. Give us a call at 720-538-0182 or complete the following form to schedule a free in-home consultation today!