The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to start on your New Year’s resolution of making your San Jose home more energy efficient on boosting your San Jose home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, you need to make only a few minor upgrades to your home,like our quality Polywood® shutters, to make sure that 2020 brings reduced energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat.
Prep your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for San Jose.
1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
In 2020, say so long to cold winter drafts and & hi to energy-efficient window treatments with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful shutters have an insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you won’t ever be forced to choose between style or efficiency again.
Our Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design that works with any decorating scheme and provides energy savings at the same time. These American-engineered shutters won’t become warped or discolored despite temperature changes or exposure to the sun, and they will be a lasting part of your home. Because of the lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for years to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Furnace
Even though you should perform annual maintenance on your furnace, 2020 might be the time to evaluate if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Start by giving your heating system a trial run to ensure it is running correctly and replace the furnace filter if necessary. Then check if there are any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your HVAC system on your own? Think about reaching out to an HVAC professional to check your system for safety and efficiency. An expert can definitely help make suggestions if you have an outdated HVAC system in your San Jose home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Expensive Items
Every year you should take a look around your house to decide what needs to be improved. This approach lets you make an informed budget for impending repairs instead of needing to scramble around at the very last minute. For 2020, you will want to take a closer look at those expensive items and decide when they may need to be repaired or replaced. As a result, you can write up a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or beyond. What items should be on your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for the perfect time of year to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Look carefully for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood stoves!
- Gutters: Give the gutters more than a quick examination for leaves and debris. Look for damage or missing parts.
- Roof: Scan your roof for problems with your shingles to make sure your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic on a rainy day to look for any leaks coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off several times to hear 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 leaks later on.
Sunburst Can Assist You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
Ready to take the first step in improving your home for this new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can increase both the energy efficiency and style of your San Jose home. Just call 916-542-1305 or fill out the form below to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!