The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 has already begun. Now, it’s time to focus on your New Year’s resolution to make your Atlanta home more energy efficient on improving your Atlanta home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, it takes only some minor changes to your home,like our Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that the new year rings in with lower energy costs and less fiddling with the thermostat.
Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Atlanta.
1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
For 2020, say farewell to freezing winter drafts and & hello to energy-efficient window treatments with Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful shutters feature a progressive insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you won’t ever have to choose between aesthetic or energy efficiency again.
Our Polywood plantation shutters also feature a a classic design that works with any style of decorating and gives lower energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered high-quality shutters won’t warp or yellow despite temperature changes or exposure to sunlight, and they become an enduring part of your home. Because of our lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for years to come.
2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit
Even though you should perform annual maintenance on your heater, 2020 might be the year to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Give your heating system a trial run to ensure it’s working correctly and change the furnace filter if needed. Then check if there are any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel up to checking these items yourself? Think about reaching out to an HVAC pro to take a look at your heating system for safety and efficiency. A professional can definitely help make suggestions if you have an aging heating structure in your Atlanta home.
3.) Take Note Of Big-Ticket Items
Every year it’s wise to take a look around your house to decide what needs improving. This approach allows you to budget for upcoming repairs instead of having to scramble around at the very last minute. For 2020, take a closer inspection of those expensive items and decide when they might need repair or replacement. You can then make a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or even longer. What items should be on your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for the perfect time to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Look carefully for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Look for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps.
- Roof: Assess your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic on a rainy day to make sure there aren’t any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a few times and listen for hammering or shuddering. These noises could mean that air is trapped within the pipes, 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 Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Are you ready to take the first step in preparing your home for this upcoming decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Atlanta home. Just call 404-962-8517 or fill out the form below to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!