Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Detroit03/06/2020Steve Hill The whirl of 2019 has come and gone, 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 increasing your Detroit home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only several small upgrades to your home,like our Polywood® shutters, to ensure 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.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments In 2020, say so long to frigid winter drafts and & hi to energy-efficient window treatments with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters have a progressive insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you won’t ever need to compromise on design or energy efficiency again. Our Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design quality that complements any decorating scheme and provides energy savings at the same time. These American-engineered faux wood shutters won’t warp or yellow despite varying temperatures or exposure to sunlight, and they will become a lasting feature of your home. Because of the 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 give your heater an annual tune-up, 2020 might be just the right time to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Begin by giving your HVAC system a practice run to ensure it’s working properly and swap out the filter if needed. Then check if there are any odd noises 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. An expert can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an outdated heating system in your Detroit home. 3.)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 Taking a yearly look at items around your house and evaluating their status helps you make an informed budget for possible repairs or replacements. For 2020, you will want to take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and calculate when they might need repair or replacement. That way you can write up a long-term budget 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 working properly. Look carefully for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood stoves! Gutters: Check the gutters for a build-up of leaves and debris. Watch for damage or missing parts. Roof: Scan your roof for issues with your shingles to make sure your roof is ready for wet weather. Take a trip to 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 couple times to hear hammering or shuddering. These odd noises could mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which may not be a problem right this minute but could lead to leaks later on. Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Shutters Are you ready to improve your home for the new decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your Detroit windows. Just call 248-429-9294 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment for a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!