Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in San Antonio03/06/2020Tyler Jorgensen The whirlwind of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, the time has come to start on your brand-new plan of making your San Antonio home more energy efficient on increasing your San Antonio home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only some small changes to your home,such as our Polywood® shutters, to make sure that the new year comes with lower energy bills and less fiddling with the thermostat. Prep your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for San Antonio. 1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments For 2020, say so long to freezing winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters have an advanced insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You’ll never have to sacrifice on style or efficiency again. Our Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that complements any décor and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered faux wood shutters are guaranteed not to warp or yellow despite varying temperatures or exposure to sunlight, and they become a permanent characteristic of your home. Because of our lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for many years to come. 2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit Although you should always give your furnace an annual checkup, 2020 may be the year to evaluate if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Start by giving your HVAC system a practice run to make sure it’s working correctly and swap out the furnace filter if needed. Then investigate any concerning sounds or humidity issues. Don’t feel up to checking your HVAC system yourself? Think about hiring a heating and cooling professional to take a look at your system for safety and efficiency. A professional can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an aging heating system in your San Antonio home. 3.) Take Note Of Expensive Items Every year it makes sense to take a look around your home to evaluate what needs to be improved. Doing so allows you to make an informed budget for impending repairs instead of having to scramble around at the last minute. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer look at those expensive items and estimate when they might need to be repaired or replaced. That way you can make a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even longer. What items should you put on your 2020 home maintenance checklist? Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are the perfect time of year to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good condition. Especially check for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to check your wood-burning stoves! Gutters: Give the gutters a close inspection for leaves and debris. Watch for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps. Roof: Inspect 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 see if there are any drips that are coming through. Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a few times and listen for 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 this minute but could lead to leaks 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 new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your San Antonio windows. Give us a call at 210-876-0377 or complete the following form to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!