Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Honolulu03/06/2020Darren Wong The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to start on your resolution of making your Honolulu home more energy efficient on improving your Honolulu home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, it takes only a few easy upgrades to your home,like our quality Polywood® shutters, to ensure that the new year comes with 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 Treatments For 2020, say farewell to frigid winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive faux wood shutters offer an advanced insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You’ll never need to sacrifice on style or energy efficiency again. Our Polywood shutters also feature a timeless design quality that goes well with any decorating scheme and provides lower energy costs at the same time. These American-engineered shutters will not crack, warp, or chip regardless of changes in temperature or exposure to the sun, and they will become a lasting feature of your home. And with a lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for decades to come. 2.) Pay The Heater A Visit While you should perform annual maintenance on your furnace, 2020 may be just the right time to evaluate if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Start by giving your heating system a test run to make sure it is running properly and replace the furnace filter if needed. Then check for any odd noises or humidity issues. Don’t feel comfortable checking your heater on your own? Consider finding an HVAC expert to take a look at your system for both safety and efficiency. A professional can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an aging 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 status 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 create a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or even 2030. What items should you put on your 2020 home maintenance checklist? Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months are a good time to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Look carefully for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And remember to check your wood-burning stoves! Gutters: Check the gutters for a build-up of leaves and debris. Watch for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps. Roof: Inspect your roof for damaged, loose or missing 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 day it’s raining to make sure there aren’t any leaks coming through. Plumbing: Turn on and off the water a couple times and listen for any odd noises such as hammering or shuddering. These odd noises may mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which isn’t a problem now but could lead to a leak later on. Sunburst Can Help You Complete Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Shutters Are you ready to take the first step in improving your home for the new decade? Our premium Polywood® plantation shutters will increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Honolulu home. Give us a call at 808-797-2004 or complete the following form to set up a free in-home consultation today!