The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, the time has come to start on your New Year’s resolution to make your Jacksonville home more energy efficient on improving your Jacksonville home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are a few small upgrades to your home,such as our Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that the new year brings lower energy bills and less fiddling with the thermostat.
Prepare your home for the new decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Jacksonville.
1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
In 2020, say so long to cold heat loss and & hello to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive faux wood shutters feature a progressive insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you’ll never have to choose between aesthetic or efficiency again.
Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design that works with any decorating scheme and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These USA-made high-quality shutters won’t become warped or discolored regardless of changes in temperature or sun exposure, and they will become a permanent characteristic of your home. And with a lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for many years to come.
2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit
Even though you should perform yearly maintenance on your furnace, 2020 might be just the right time to see if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Begin by giving your HVAC system a practice run to make sure it’s working the way it should and swap out the filter if necessary. Then check if there are any concerning sounds or humidity issues.
Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your HVAC system on your own? Consider finding a heating/cooling expert to inspect your HVAC system for both safety and efficiency. A professional can definitely help make suggestions when you have an aging HVAC system in your Jacksonville home.
3.) Take Stock Of Big-Ticket Items
Taking a yearly inventory of items around your home and determining their condition assists you in making an informed plan for upcoming repairs. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer inspection of those expensive items and estimate when they might need repair or replacement. You can then create a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or beyond. What items should make up your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are a good time of year to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Inspect the brickwork for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to check your wood stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Look for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps.
- Roof: Assess your roof for problems with your shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped and ready for wet weather. Visit the attic when it’s raining to make sure there aren’t any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a couple times and listen for hammering or shuddering. These noises could mean that air is trapped within the pipes, which may not be an issue now but could lead to leaks later on.
Sunburst Can Assist You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Shutters
Feeling ready to improve your home for this new decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Jacksonville home. Just call 904-289-1663 or complete the following form to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation today!