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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in San Diego

March 06, 2020

The hustle and bustle of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, the time has come to focus on your New Year’s resolution of making your San Diego home more energy efficient on increasing your San Diego home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are a few easy upgrades to your home,such as our Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that 2020 brings lower energy bills and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

Ready your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for San Diego.
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1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters 

For 2020, say farewell to freezing heat loss and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful shutters have an advanced insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you will never need to choose between design or energy efficiency again.

Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a timeless design that complements any decorating scheme and provides energy savings at the same time. These USA-made shutters are guaranteed not to warp or yellow despite varying temperatures or sun exposure, and they will become a permanent part of your home. Because of the lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for years to come.

2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit

While you should give your heater an annual tune-up, 2020 might be the time to decide if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Start by giving your system a trial run to ensure it is running properly and replace the filter if needed. Then investigate any concerning sounds or humidity issues.

Don’t feel up to checking your HVAC system on your own? Consider finding a heating/cooling expert to take a look at your system for both safety and efficiency. A pro can definitely help make suggestions when you have an older heating structure in your San Diego home.

3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items

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Every year it’s wise to take a look around your home to see what needs improving. Doing so allows you to budget for upcoming repairs and replacements instead of having to scramble around at the very last minute. For 2020, take a closer inspection of those expensive items and decide when they may need repair or replacement. You can then make a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or beyond.

What items should make up your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are the perfect time to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Especially check for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood stoves!
  • Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Look for damage or missing parts.
  • Roof: Inspect your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to confirm your roof is ready for wet weather conditions. Go into the attic when it is raining to see if there are any drips that are coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a couple times to hear any odd noises such as hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which may not be a concern right now but could lead to a leak later on.

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

Feeling ready to improve your home for the new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your San Diego windows. Just call 760-405-8887 or fill out our contact form to set up a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!