The hustle and bustle of 2019 has ended, and 2020 has already begun. Now, it’s time to start on your brand-new plan of making your Fort Myers home more energy efficient on improving your Fort Myers home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, it takes only some minor upgrades to your home,such as our quality Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that the new year brings reduced energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.
Prepare your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Fort Myers.
1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
For 2020, say so long to frigid winter drafts and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing faux wood shutters offer a progressive insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You will never be forced to compromise on design or efficiency again.
Our Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design quality that goes well with any décor and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These USA-made faux wood shutters are guaranteed not to become warped or discolored regardless of varying temperatures or exposure to the sun, and they will be a permanent feature of your home. Because of our lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for decades to come.
2.) Pay The Furnace A Visit
Even though you should give your furnace a yearly checkup, 2020 may be the year to evaluate if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Begin by giving your system a test run to ensure it’s running properly and swap out the furnace filter if needed. Then investigate any concerning sounds or humidity issues.
Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check these items on your own? Consider finding a heating and cooling expert to check your HVAC system to make sure it’s both safe and efficient. A pro can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an aging HVAC system in your Fort Myers home.
3.) Take Note Of Big-Ticket Items
Taking a yearly look at items around your house and assessing what shape they’re in helps you make an informed budget for possible upcoming repairs. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and calculate when they might need repair or replacement. You can then make a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should make up your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for the perfect time of year to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good condition. Inspect the brickwork for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for a build-up of leaves and debris. Watch for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps.
- Roof: Scan your roof for problems with your shingles to confirm your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Visit the attic on a rainy day to look for any leaks coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a few times to hear hammering or shuddering. These odd noises could mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which may not be a problem now but could lead to leaks later on.
Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters
Are you ready to prepare your home for the upcoming decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Fort Myers home. Just call 239-208-6577 or complete the following form to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!