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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Seattle

March 06, 2020

The hustle and bustle of 2019 has ended, and 2020 has already begun. Now, it’s time to get on your New Year’s resolution to make your Seattle home more energy efficient on boosting your Seattle home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are a few easy upgrades to your home,like faux wood plantation shutters, to make certain that 2020 rings in with lower energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat.  

Prepare your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Seattle.
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1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments 

For 2020, say farewell to freezing heat loss and & hello to energy-efficient window treatments with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive faux wood shutters feature an insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you will never be forced to compromise on design or energy efficiency again.

Polywood shutters also offer a a classic design that works with any decorating scheme and provides energy savings at the same time. These American-engineered high-quality shutters are guaranteed not to crack, warp, or chip in spite of temperature changes or exposure to the sun, and they become a lasting part of your home. Because of our lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for decades to come.

2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit

While you should give your heater an annual checkup, 2020 might be just the right time to decide if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Begin by giving your system a practice run to ensure it’s operating the way it should and replace the filter if needed. Then investigate any odd noises or humidity issues.

Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check these items yourself? Think about hiring an HVAC professional to inspect your system to make sure it’s both safe and efficient. A professional can definitely help make suggestions when you have an older heating structure in your Seattle home.

3.) Take Note Of Expensive Items

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Every year it makes sense to take a quick look around your house to decide what should be improved. Doing so lets you make an informed budget for impending repairs instead of scrambling around at the very last minute. For 2020, you will want to take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and calculate when they may need to be repaired or replaced. That way you can make a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even 2030.

What items should be on your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months are the perfect time of year to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Especially check for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to check your wood stoves!
  • Gutters: Give the gutters a thorough examination for a build-up of leaves and debris. Look for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps.
  • Roof: Assess your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to make sure your roof is ready for wet and windy weather. Go into 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 several times to hear any hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped within the pipes, which may not be an issue now but could lead to a leak later on.

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

Are you ready to improve your home for the new decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Seattle home. Call us at 360-464-2277 or complete the following form to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!