The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to get on your brand-new plan of making your Detroit home more energy efficient on improving your Detroit home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only several easy upgrades to your home,like faux wood shutters, to make certain that 2020 comes with lower energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat.
Ready your home for the new decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Detroit.
1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments
In 2020, say so long to cold winter drafts and & hello to energy-efficient window treatments with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters offer an insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you won’t ever need to sacrifice on design or energy efficiency again.
Our Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design that goes well with any decorating scheme and provides energy savings at the same time. These American-engineered shutters won’t warp or yellow despite varying temperatures or exposure to sunlight, and they will become a lasting part of your home. And with a lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for many years to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Furnace
While you should perform annual maintenance on your heater, 2020 might be the time to evaluate if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Begin by giving your heating system a practice run to ensure it’s running properly and swap out the filter if needed. Then check if there are any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.
Don’t feel up to checking these items on your own? Think about finding an HVAC expert to take a look at your HVAC system for safety and efficiency. A professional can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an outdated heating system in your Detroit home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Expensive Items
Every year it makes sense to take stock of your home to see what needs improving. Doing so allows you to make an informed budget for impending repairs instead of scrambling around at the very last minute. For 2020, take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and calculate when they might need to be repaired or replaced. That way you can write up a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should make up your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for an excellent time of year to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Look carefully for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Watch for damage or missing parts.
- Roof: Inspect your roof for issues with your shingles to make sure your roof is prepped for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic when it’s raining to make sure there aren’t any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a couple times to hear hammering or shuddering. These odd noises could mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which may not be an issue right this minute but could lead to leaks later on.
Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
Are you ready to prepare your home for this upcoming decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Detroit home. Give us a call at 248-429-9294 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment for a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!