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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Charlotte

March 06, 2020

The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, it’s time to focus on your resolution to make your Charlotte home more energy efficient on boosting your Charlotte home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are a few minor improvements to your home,such as faux wood plantation shutters, to make certain that 2020 brings lower energy bills and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

 
Prepare your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Charlotte.
 
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1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments 

For 2020, say goodbye to frigid winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive shutters have an advanced insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you won’t ever have to sacrifice on design or efficiency again.

Our Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design quality that complements any décor and provides energy savings at the same time. These USA-made shutters are guaranteed not to crack, warp, or chip in spite of temperature changes or exposure to the sun, and they become an enduring part of your home. And with a lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for years to come.

2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit

Even though you should always give your heater a yearly tune-up, 2020 might be the time to see if you need an HVAC upgrade. Start by giving your HVAC system a test run to ensure it’s running the way it should and swap out the furnace filter if needed. Then investigate any odd noises or humidity issues.

Don’t feel comfortable checking your heater yourself? Think about reaching out to a heating and cooling professional to inspect your heating system for both safety and efficiency. A professional can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an older HVAC system in your Charlotte home.

3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items

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Every year you should take a look around your house to evaluate what needs improving. Doing so lets you make an informed budget for upcoming repairs instead of scrambling around at the last second. For 2020, you will want to take a closer inspection of those expensive items and estimate when they might need repair or replacement. As a result, you can make a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or beyond.

What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are a good time to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Look carefully for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to check your wood stoves!
  • Gutters: Give the gutters more than a quick examination for accumulated leaves and debris. Look for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps.
  • Roof: Scan your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped for wet weather conditions. Go into the attic when it’s raining to see if there are any leaks coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off several times and listen for hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which isn’t a problem now but could lead to a leak later on.

Sunburst Can Assist You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters

Feeling ready to prepare your home for this new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Charlotte home. Just call 980-231-1116 or fill out our contact form to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!

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