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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Virginia Beach

March 06, 2020

The whirl of 2019 has ended, and 2020 is in full swing. Now, it’s time to focus on your resolution to make your Virginia Beach home more energy efficient on increasing your Virginia Beach home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, you need to make only a few small changes to your home,such as our Polywood® shutters, to ensure that the new year brings reduced energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

Prepare your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Virginia Beach.
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1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings 

In 2020, say goodbye to frigid winter drafts and & hello there to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters feature an advanced insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You will never have to choose between aesthetic or efficiency again.

Our Polywood plantation shutters also feature a a classic design that works with any décor and provides energy savings at the same time. These American-made shutters will not crack, warp, or chip regardless of changes in temperature or sun exposure, and they become an enduring characteristic of your home. And with a lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for decades to come.

2.) Take a Good Look at Your Heater

While you should perform annual maintenance on your furnace, 2020 might be the time to evaluate if you need an HVAC upgrade. Give your system a trial run to make sure it is operating the way it should and swap out the furnace filter if necessary. Then check if there are any concerning sounds or humidity issues.

Don’t feel up to checking these items yourself? Consider hiring a heating/cooling pro to take a look at your HVAC system for both safety and efficiency. An expert can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an aging HVAC system in your Virginia Beach home.

3.) Take Stock Of Expensive Items

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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, take a closer look at those big-ticket items and estimate when they might need to be repaired or replaced. That way you can write up a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or even 2030.

What items should make up your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for an excellent time of year to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are working properly. Especially check for cracks in the mortar or 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 damaged, loose or missing shingles to make sure your roof is ready for wet weather. Go into the attic on a day it’s raining to see if there are any leaks coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn on and off the water several times to hear hammering or shuddering. These odd noises may mean that air is trapped in the plumbing, which may not be a problem right this minute but could lead to leaks later on.

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

Feeling ready to prepare your home for this new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can improve both the energy efficiency and style of your Virginia Beach home. Call us at 757-210-6448 or fill out the form below to make an appointment for a free in-home consultation today!