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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Minneapolis

March 06, 2020

The whirlwind of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, the time has come to start on your brand-new plan to make your Minneapolis home more energy efficient on boosting your Minneapolis home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only several minor changes to your home,such as our quality Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that the new year rings in with lower energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

 
Prep your home for the new decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Minneapolis.
 
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1.) Keep Your Home Comfortable With Energy-Efficient Window Treatments 

In 2020, say so long to cold heat loss and & hello to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive faux wood shutters have a progressive insulation system, which offers up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You won’t ever have to sacrifice on aesthetic or efficiency again.

Polywood shutters also offer a a classic design that goes well with any decorating scheme and gives energy savings at the same time. These American-engineered high-quality shutters are guaranteed not to crack, warp, or chip regardless of varying temperatures or exposure to the sun, and they become a lasting feature of your home. Because of our lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for many years to come.

2.) Pay The Heater A Visit

Although you should give your heater an annual checkup, 2020 might be just the right time to evaluate if you need an HVAC upgrade. Give your HVAC system a test run to ensure it’s working correctly and replace the filter if necessary. Then investigate any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.

Don’t feel up to checking your HVAC system yourself? Consider finding a heating/cooling professional to check your system to make sure it’s both safe and efficient. A professional can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an older heating system in your Minneapolis home.

3.) Take Stock Of Big-Ticket Items

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Taking a yearly inventory of items around your house and evaluating their status allows you to make an informed budget for upcoming repairs. For 2020, you will want to take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and estimate when they might need maintenance. That way you can make a long-term budget forecast 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 a good time of year to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Inspect the brickwork for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And remember to inspect your wood-burning stoves!
  • Gutters: Give the gutters a thorough inspection for leaves and debris. Look for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps.
  • Roof: Scan your roof for problems with your shingles to make sure your roof is ready for wet weather. Go into the attic on a rainy day to make sure there aren’t 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 sounds could mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which may not be a concern right this minute but could cause leaks later.

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

Are you ready to prepare your home for this upcoming decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters will bring energy efficiency and style to your Minneapolis windows. Call us at 952-856-8130 or fill out our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!

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