The whirl of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 is in full swing. 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 small changes to your home,such as our quality Polywood® plantation shutters, to make sure that 2020 rings in with lower energy bills and less fiddling with the thermostat.
Ready your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Tampa.
1.) Stop Losing Heat 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 need to sacrifice on design or efficiency again.
Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design that goes well with any décor and provides decreased energy costs at the same time. These American-made high-quality shutters will not 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 years to come.
2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit
Even though you should always give your heater an annual tune-up, 2020 may be the year to decide if you need an HVAC upgrade. Give your HVAC system a test run to make sure it’s operating properly and swap out the filter if needed. Then check for any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.
Don’t feel comfortable checking your heater on your own? Think about finding a heating/cooling professional to inspect your system for both safety and efficiency. A pro can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an aging heating system in your Tampa home.
3.) Take Note Of Expensive Items
Taking an annual inventory of items around your home and assessing their status helps you make an informed plan for possible repairs or replacements. For 2020, you will want to take a closer look at those expensive items and calculate when they might need repair or replacement. As a result, you can make 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 see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. 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. Be on the lookout for damage or missing parts.
- Roof: Scan your roof for issues with your shingles to confirm your roof is ready for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic on a day it’s raining to see if there are any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a few times to hear hammering or shuddering. These noises could mean that air is trapped within the plumbing, which may not be a problem now but could lead to a leak later on.
Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Are you ready to prepare your home for this upcoming decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters will bring energy efficiency and style to your Tampa windows. Call us at 813-580-7288 or fill out our contact form to set up a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!