Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Tampa03/06/2020Eric Ramsey 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 Tampa home more energy efficient on improving your Tampa home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are several easy changes to your home,such as our quality Polywood® shutters, to make sure that 2020 rings in with lower energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments. Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Tampa. 1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments In 2020, say farewell to frigid heat loss and & hello to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters offer an advanced insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you will never have to sacrifice on aesthetic or efficiency again. Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a timeless design quality that complements any decorating scheme and provides decreased energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered high-quality shutters won’t warp or yellow in spite of varying temperatures or sun exposure, and they will become an enduring feature of your home. Because of our lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for decades to come. 2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit Even though you should perform yearly maintenance on your furnace, 2020 may be the year to decide if you need an HVAC upgrade. Give your heating system a test run to make sure it’s operating the way it should and swap out the filter if needed. Then check for any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues. Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your heater on your own? Consider finding a heating/cooling expert to inspect your system for safety and efficiency. A pro can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an older heating structure in your Tampa home. 3.) Take Note Of Expensive Items Each year you should take stock of your home to evaluate what needs improving. This approach allows you to budget for impending repairs instead of scrambling around at the last second. For 2020, you will want to take a closer look at those big-ticket items and calculate when they might need to be repaired or replaced. As a result, you can create a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or even longer. What items should make up your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist? Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months are a good time of year to determine 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: Give the gutters a close examination for accumulated leaves and debris. Look for damage or missing parts. Roof: Scan your roof for issues with your shingles to confirm your roof is ready for wet 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 noises could mean that air is trapped within the plumbing, which may not be a problem right now but could cause leaks later. Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters Are you ready to improve your home for the new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Tampa home. Call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out our contact form to set up a free in-home consultation today!