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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Kingsport

March 06, 2020

The hustle and bustle of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, it’s time to start on your brand-new plan of making your Kingsport home more energy efficient on increasing your Kingsport home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, all it takes are several minor changes to your home,such as faux wood shutters, to make sure that 2020 rings in with lower energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

 
Ready your home for the new decade with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Kingsport.
 
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1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings 

In 2020, say farewell to frigid winter drafts and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive shutters feature a progressive insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You’ll never be forced to sacrifice on design or energy efficiency again.

Our Polywood shutters also offer a timeless design that works with any decorating scheme and provides decreased energy costs at the same time. These USA-made shutters won’t become warped or discolored despite temperature changes or exposure to the sun, and they will be an enduring feature of your home. Because of our lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same classic look and energy efficiency for many years to come.

2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater

Even though you should perform yearly maintenance on your furnace, 2020 may be the time to decide if your HVAC needs an upgrade. Begin by giving your heating system a trial run to make sure it’s running correctly and change the furnace filter if needed. Then check if there are any odd noises or humidity issues.

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

3.) Take Stock Of Big-Ticket Items

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Each year you should take stock of your home to evaluate what needs improving. This approach lets you make an informed budget for upcoming repairs instead of scrambling around at the last second. For 2020, take a closer look at those big-ticket items and estimate when they might need maintenance. That way you can create a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or even 2030.

What items should be on your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months are a good time to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Look carefully for both cracks in the mortar and missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood stoves!
  • Gutters: Give the gutters a thorough examination for leaves and debris. Look 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 make sure your roof is prepped and ready for wet and windy weather. Visit the attic when it’s raining to look for any drips that are coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off several times to hear any hammering or shuddering. These sounds may mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which isn’t a concern right now but could lead to a leak later on.

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

Are you ready to take the first step in preparing your home for the new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Kingsport home. Call us at 276-685-5343 or complete the following form to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!

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