The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to get on your New Year’s resolution of making your Honolulu home more energy efficient on improving your Honolulu home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are some easy improvements to your home,like faux wood shutters, to ensure that the new year brings lower energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat.
Ready your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Honolulu.
1.) Keep Your Home Comfortable With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings
For 2020, say farewell to frigid winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive faux wood shutters have an advanced insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. As a result, you will never have to sacrifice on aesthetic or efficiency again.
Our Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design that complements any decorating scheme and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered faux wood shutters will not become warped or discolored despite temperature changes or sun exposure, and they will become a lasting part of your home. Because of the lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for decades to come.
2.) Take a Good Look at Your Furnace
While you should give your heater an annual checkup, 2020 may be the time to evaluate if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Give your HVAC system a test run to make sure it is running the way it should and change the furnace filter if needed. Then check for any odd noises or humidity issues.
Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check your heater on your own? Consider finding an HVAC expert to check your heating system for safety and efficiency. An expert can definitely help make suggestions when you have an older HVAC system in your Honolulu home.
3.) Take Note Of Big-Ticket Items
Taking a yearly look at items around your house and determining their condition helps you make a budget for possible repairs or replacements. For 2020, you will want to take a closer inspection of those big-ticket items and calculate when they may need maintenance. You can then make a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
- Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are a good time to determine if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Especially check 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: Inspect your roof for problems with your shingles to avoid the hassle of a leaky foundation and ensure your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic when it’s raining to make sure there aren’t any leaks 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 could mean that air is trapped within the plumbing, which isn’t a problem right now but could lead to a leak later on.
Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Shutters
Ready to take the first step in improving your home for this upcoming decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters will increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Honolulu home. Just call 808-797-2004 or complete the following form to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!