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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Raleigh

March 06, 2020

The whirl of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 has already begun. Now, it’s time to start on your brand-new plan to make your Raleigh home more energy efficient on improving your Raleigh home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only several small upgrades to your home,like our Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that 2020 rings in with lower energy costs and less fiddling with the thermostat.  

Prepare your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Raleigh.
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1.) Keep Your Home Comfortable With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings 

In 2020, say so long to freezing heat loss and & hi to energy-efficient window treatments with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful shutters feature an insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you will never need to compromise on style or energy efficiency again.

Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that works with any décor and gives energy savings at the same time. These American-engineered shutters will not warp or yellow in spite of varying temperatures or exposure to the sun, and they will be a lasting characteristic of your home. Because of the lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for many years to come.

2.) Pay The Heater A Visit

While you should give your furnace an annual checkup, 2020 might be the year to decide if you need an HVAC upgrade. Begin by giving your HVAC system a trial run to make sure it is operating the way it should and swap out the filter if needed. Then investigate any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.

Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your heater yourself? Think about finding a heating and cooling professional to check your system for safety and efficiency. A professional can definitely help make suggestions if you have an outdated HVAC system in your Raleigh home.

3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Expensive Items

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Each year it’s wise to take a look around your home 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, you will want to take a closer look at those big-ticket items and estimate when they may need maintenance. You can then write up a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even longer.

What items should you put on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for a good time to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Inspect the brickwork for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves!
  • Gutters: Give the gutters more than a quick inspection for a build-up of leaves and debris. Look for damage or missing parts.
  • Roof: Assess 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 on a rainy day to see if there are any leaks coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a couple times and listen for hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which isn’t an issue right this minute but could cause leaks later.

Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters

Are you ready to improve your home for the upcoming decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Raleigh home. Give us a call at 919-887-9198 or fill out our contact form to set up a free in-home consultation today!