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Your 2020 Home Maintenance Checklist in Indianapolis

March 06, 2020

The whirlwind of 2019 has ended, and 2020 has already begun. Now, it’s time to start on your brand-new plan of making your Indianapolis home more energy efficient on improving your Indianapolis home’s energy efficiency. Luckily, all it takes are a few small upgrades to your home,such as our Polywood® shutters, to ensure that 2020 comes with reduced energy costs and fewer thermostat adjustments.  

 
Prepare your home for years to come with this 2020 home maintenance checklist for Indianapolis.
 
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1.) Keep The Heat In With Energy-Efficient Window Coverings 

In 2020, say so long to cold winter drafts and & hello to energy-efficient window coverings with our custom-fitted Polywood® plantation shutters. These beautiful faux wood shutters offer an insulation system offering up to 70% more insulation than wood shutters and 1600% more than aluminum blinds, meaning you’ll never have to sacrifice on design or efficiency again.

Our Polywood plantation shutters also offer a a classic design that works with any décor and gives lower energy costs at the same time. These USA-made shutters won’t warp or yellow regardless of varying temperatures or exposure to the sun, and they become a lasting characteristic of your home. Because of our lifetime guarantee, you can enjoy the same look and energy efficiency for many years to come.

2.) Take a Good Look at Your Furnace

Although you should always give your furnace an annual checkup, 2020 might be the year to see if you should upgrade your HVAC system. Give your heating system a trial run to ensure it is operating the way it should and replace the furnace filter if necessary. Then check for any concerning sounds or humidity issues.

Don’t feel knowledgable enough to check these items yourself? Think about finding a heating and cooling expert to check your HVAC system for both safety and efficiency. A pro can make helpful suggestions about proper maintenance when you have an aging heating system in your Indianapolis home.

3.) Take Note Of Big-Ticket Items

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Taking an annual inventory of items around your house and assessing their condition helps you make an informed plan for upcoming repairs. For 2020, take a closer inspection of those expensive items and calculate when they may need maintenance. You can then make a long-term budget that can last until 2025 or beyond.

What items should make up your 2020 home maintenance checklist?
  • Fireplace and Chimneys: Cooler: rainy months make for the perfect time to see if your fireplace, chimney, and vents are in good repair. Inspect the brickwork for cracks in the mortar or missing bricks. And don’t forget about your wood-burning stoves!
  • Gutters: Give the gutters a close inspection for leaves and debris. Be on the lookout for damage or missing parts.
  • Roof: Inspect your roof for problems with your shingles to confirm your roof is prepped for wet weather conditions. Go into the attic on a day it’s raining to see if there are any drips that are coming through.
  • Plumbing: Turn your faucets on and off several times to hear any hammering or shuddering. These noises could mean that air is trapped in the pipes, which isn’t an issue right this minute 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 improve your home for this new decade? Our custom-fitted Polywood® shutters can increase both the energy efficiency and style of your Indianapolis home. Just call 317-558-9066 or complete the following form to make an appointment for a complimentary in-home consultation with our window experts today!

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