Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Oklahoma City03/06/2020Tyler Jorgensen The whirl of 2019 has come and gone, and 2020 has already begun. It’s time to start on your New Year’s resolution to make your Oklahoma City home more energy efficient on improving your Oklahoma City home’s energy efficiency. Fortunately, all it takes are a few easy changes to your home,such as our quality Polywood® plantation shutters, to make certain that 2020 brings lower energy costs and less adjusting of the thermostat. Prep your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Oklahoma City. 1.) Stop Losing Heat With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings For 2020, say goodbye to freezing heat loss and & hi to energy-efficient window coverings with our high-quality Polywood® plantation shutters. These attractive faux wood shutters offer an insulation system with up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds. You’ll never need to sacrifice on aesthetic or energy efficiency again. Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a a classic design that goes well with any decorating scheme and gives decreased energy costs at the same time. These American-made shutters won’t warp or yellow regardless of varying temperatures or exposure to sunlight, and they will become a lasting characteristic of your home. Because of the lifetime warranty, you can enjoy the same timeless look and energy efficiency for years to come. 2.) Pay The Heater A Visit Even though you should give your heater a yearly checkup, 2020 might be just the right time to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Give your heating system a test run to make sure it’s working correctly and swap out the filter if necessary. Then check for any clinking, clunking, shuddering, or humidity issues. Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check these items on your own? Consider reaching out to a heating/cooling professional to check your heating system for safety and efficiency. A professional can definitely help make suggestions if you have an older heating structure in your Oklahoma City home. 3.) Evaluate The Conditions Of Big-Ticket Items Each year it makes sense to take stock of your home to decide what needs improving. Doing so lets you make an informed budget for impending repairs and replacements instead of having to scramble around at the last minute. For 2020, take a closer look at those expensive items and decide when they may need to be repaired or replaced. As a result, you can create a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or beyond. What items should you put on your big-ticket 2020 home maintenance checklist? Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for the perfect time to evaluate if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good condition. Especially check for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood-burning stoves! Gutters: Give the gutters more than a quick examination for accumulated leaves and debris. Be on the lookout for damage or missing parts. Roof: Scan your roof for issues with your shingles to make sure your roof is ready for wet and windy weather. Take a trip to the attic on a rainy day 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 isn’t an issue right this minute but could cause leaks later. Sunburst Can Help You With Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist With Energy-Efficient Polywood® Plantation Shutters Feeling ready to prepare your home for this new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters will bring energy efficiency and style to your Oklahoma City home. Call us at 405-300-4664 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation in the comfort of your own home today!