The hustle and bustle of 2019 has ended, and 2020 has already begun. It’s time to focus on your resolution to make your Las Vegas home more energy efficient on boosting your Las Vegas home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are some small upgrades to your home,such as our Polywood® plantation shutters, to ensure that the new year brings reduced energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat.
Prepare your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Las Vegas.
1.) Keep Your Home Comfortable With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
For 2020, say farewell to freezing heat loss and & hello to energy-efficient window treatments with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing shutters offer a progressive insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You will never need to compromise on style or efficiency again.
Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that works with any decorating scheme and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These USA-made shutters won’t become warped or discolored regardless of changes in temperature or exposure to the sun, and they will become an enduring feature of your home. And with a lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for many years to come.
2.) Pay The Heater A Visit
Even though you should perform annual maintenance on your furnace, 2020 may be the year to see if you need an HVAC upgrade. Begin by giving your HVAC system a trial run to make sure it’s operating correctly and swap out the furnace filter if necessary. Then investigate any concerning sounds or humidity issues.
Don’t feel up to checking these items yourself? Consider hiring a heating and cooling pro to inspect your heating system for both safety and efficiency. A pro can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an aging heating system in your Las Vegas home.
3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items
Taking an annual inventory of items around your home and determining their condition helps you make a budget for upcoming repairs. For 2020, you’ll want to take a closer look at those big-ticket items and calculate when they may need repair or replacement. That way you can make a long-term budgeting outlook that can last until 2025 or even longer. What items should you put on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are the perfect time of year to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good condition. Especially check for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves!
- Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Watch for cracks, warping, missing downspouts, or missing gutter clamps.
- Roof: Inspect your roof for issues with your shingles to confirm your roof is prepped and ready for wet weather conditions. Take a trip to the attic when it is raining to make sure there aren’t any drips that are coming through.
- Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off a couple times to hear any hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which may not be an issue right this minute but could lead to leaks later on.
Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters
Are you ready to prepare your home for this upcoming decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can bring energy efficiency and style to your Las Vegas windows. Just call 702-850-6619 or fill out our contact form to set up a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!