The whirlwind of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, it’s time to focus on your New Year’s resolution of making your Boise home more energy efficient on increasing your Boise home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are a few small changes to your home,such as faux wood shutters, to make certain that 2020 rings in with reduced energy costs and less fiddling with the thermostat.
Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Boise.
1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
For 2020, say goodbye to freezing heat loss and & hi to energy-efficient window treatments with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing faux wood shutters offer an insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You’ll never need to choose between aesthetic or efficiency again.
Our Polywood 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 faux wood shutters won’t warp or yellow despite temperature changes or exposure to sunlight, and they will become an enduring part of your home. And with a lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same 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 furnace, 2020 might be just the right time to see if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Start by giving your system a test run to make sure it is operating the way it should and swap out the furnace filter if needed. Then investigate any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.
Don’t feel comfortable checking these items yourself? Think about hiring a heating and cooling expert to check your heating system for safety and efficiency. A professional can definitely help make suggestions if you have an older heating structure in your Boise home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items
Taking an annual inventory of items around your house and determining their condition allows you to make an informed plan for possible upcoming repairs. For 2020, take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and estimate when they may need maintenance. As a result, you can create a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even longer. What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months are an excellent time to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Especially check for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to check your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Give the gutters a close examination for accumulated leaves and debris. Be on the lookout for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps.
- Roof: Assess your roof for problems with your shingles to make sure your roof is ready for wet weather conditions. Visit the attic when it is raining to see if there are any leaks coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a few times and listen for any hammering or shuddering. These noises could mean that air is trapped within the pipes, which may not be a concern now but could cause leaks later.
Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Ready to take the first step in preparing your home for the upcoming decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Boise home. Call us at 208-609-9129 or fill out the form below to set up a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!