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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Hartford

March 06, 2020

The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. It’s time to start on your New Year’s resolution to make your Hartford home more energy efficient on boosting your Hartford home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, it takes only some small changes to your home,like our Polywood® shutters, to make certain that the new year rings in with lower energy bills and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

Prep your home for the upcoming decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Hartford.
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1.) Keep Your Home Comfortable With Energy-Efficient Plantation Shutters 

In 2020, say farewell to freezing winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted 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, meaning you’ll never have to choose between design or efficiency again.

Our Polywood plantation shutters also feature a timeless design that works with any décor and provides energy savings at the same time. These American-made shutters are guaranteed not to crack, warp, or chip despite temperature changes or sun exposure, and they will become a permanent part 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 Furnace A Visit

Even though you should give your heater a yearly checkup, 2020 might be just the right time to see if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Start by giving your HVAC system a trial run to ensure it is working correctly and change the filter if necessary. Then check if there are any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues.

Don’t feel up to checking your heater yourself? Think about finding a heating and cooling expert to check your HVAC system for both safety and efficiency. A professional can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance if you have an older heating structure in your Hartford home.

3.) Take Stock Of Expensive Items

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Taking an annual inventory of items around your home and assessing their status assists you in making an informed budget for possible upcoming repairs. For 2020, you will want to take a closer inspection of those expensive items and calculate when they might need maintenance. That way you can make a long-term budget forecast that can last until 2025 or beyond.

What items should you put on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: wet months make for the perfect time of year 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 stoves!
  • Gutters: Check the gutters for leaves and other debris. Be on the lookout for damage or missing parts.
  • Roof: Inspect your roof for damaged, loose or missing shingles to make sure your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic when it’s raining to see if there are any leaks coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn on and off the water several times and listen for any hammering or shuddering. These sounds could mean that air is trapped within the plumbing, which isn’t a concern 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 new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Hartford home. Just call 860-266-5459 or fill out the form below to set up a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!