Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in San Diego03/06/2020Tyson Williams 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 improving your San Diego home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are some small upgrades to your home,such as faux wood shutters, to ensure 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. 1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters For 2020, say farewell to freezing heat loss and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with 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 have to choose between design or energy efficiency again. Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a timeless design quality that goes well with any decorating scheme and provides energy savings at the same time. These USA-made faux wood 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 decades to come. 2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit Although you should give your heater an annual tune-up, 2020 might be the time to decide if you need an HVAC upgrade. Give your system a trial run to ensure it is working properly and change 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 check your system for both safety and efficiency. A pro can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an older heating system in your San Diego home. 3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items Taking an annual look at items around your house and evaluating their status helps you make an informed plan for possible upcoming repairs. 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 an excellent time to determine 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: Give the gutters a close examination for a build-up of leaves and debris. Be on the lookout for damage or missing parts. Roof: Scan your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to confirm your roof is prepped for wet weather conditions. Go into the attic when it is raining to make sure there aren’t any drips that are coming through. Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a few 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 now but could cause leaks later. Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters Feeling ready to improve your home for the new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your San Diego windows. Just call 760-405-8887 or fill out our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!