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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Destin

March 06, 2020

The hustle and bustle of 2019 has ended, and 2020 has already begun. Now, the time has come to get on your resolution to make your Destin home more energy efficient on improving your Destin home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, you need to make only several small changes to your home,like our quality Polywood® shutters, to make certain that 2020 rings in with lower energy bills and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

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

For 2020, say farewell to cold heat loss and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful 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 choose between design or efficiency again.

Our Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design that goes well with any décor and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These American-made shutters are guaranteed not to become warped or discolored in spite of varying temperatures or sun exposure, and they will become an enduring characteristic of your home. Because of our lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for years to come.

2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater

Even though you should give your heater a yearly checkup, 2020 might be the time to evaluate if you need an HVAC upgrade. Begin by giving your HVAC system a test run to ensure it’s running correctly and replace the filter if needed. Then check if there are any odd noises or humidity issues.

Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your heater on your own? Think about finding a heating and cooling pro to check your HVAC system for both safety and efficiency. A pro can definitely help make suggestions if you have an aging HVAC system in your Destin home.

3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Expensive Items

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Every year you should take a quick look around your home to decide what needs improving. This approach lets you make an informed budget for impending repairs and replacements instead of having to scramble around at the last minute. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer inspection of those expensive items and calculate when they might need repair or replacement. As a result, you can make a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even 2030.

What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for a good time of year to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Inspect the brickwork for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood stoves!
  • Gutters: Give the gutters a close inspection for a build-up of leaves and debris. Look for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps.
  • Roof: Scan your roof for issues with your shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped and ready for wet weather. Take a trip to the attic on a rainy day to see if there are any drips that are coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a few times and listen for any odd noises such as hammering or shuddering. These odd noises may mean that air is trapped within the pipes, which isn’t an issue right now but could cause leaks later.

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

Feeling ready to prepare your home for the upcoming decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your Destin home. Give us a call at 850-203-0419 or fill out the form below to set up a free in-home consultation today!