Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Las Vegas03/06/2020Darik Neilson 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 a few easy improvements to your home,such as faux wood plantation shutters, to ensure that the new year brings reduced energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat. Prep 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 & hi to energy-efficient window treatments with Polywood® plantation shutters. These appealing shutters have a progressive insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you’ll never be forced to choose between style or efficiency again. Our Polywood plantation 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 faux wood shutters will not become warped or discolored despite temperature changes or sun exposure, 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.) Take a Good Look at Your Furnace Even though you should perform annual maintenance on your furnace, 2020 may be the year to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. 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 your HVAC system yourself? Consider hiring a heating and cooling pro to inspect your system for safety and efficiency. A pro can make recommendations about proper maintenance and replacement if you have an aging heating structure 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 an informed plan 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 an excellent 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: Give the gutters a thorough examination for accumulated leaves and debris. Watch for damage, such as cracks and warping, or missing parts, such as downspouts and gutter clamps. Roof: Scan 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 odd noises such as hammering or shuddering. These noises 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 the new decade? Our Polywood® plantation shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Las Vegas home. Just call 702-850-6619 or fill out our contact form to schedule a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!