3 Proven Tips on How to Keep Your Apartment Warmer This Winter
Another winter is upon us in the Brown County area which means keeping as warm as possible during those blistery days.
If this happens to be your first winter in your apartment, you might not realize what you are up against. Your responsibilities as a tenant could vary based on your rental agreement. Most landlords or property managers require notification in a prompt manner will allow enough time to perform the appropriate maintenance to ensure your residence remains heated throughout the colder months.
The following things you should observe as soon as the temps begin to drop are:
Test out your heating systems
Having your heating system be in working order before the cold weather hits is instrumental in preparing your apartment for the winter. Whether you have baseboard heating from a boiler or central heating through vents, you need to ensure they are in fact working. This is as easy as testing it for a day or even a few hours to ensure it is successfully heating your apartment. If they aren’t working or not working as good as they should be, you need to speak to your landlord or property manager ASAP to make sure it is fixed before the really cold weather hits and you are left with no heat. While you won’t have to pay for the fixes, it can still be quite annoying to deal with the repair process.
These are infamous for allowing cold air into your apartment. If your windows are inviting air to seep in, heating your apartment will become very difficult. Doing a close-up inspection on your windows will conclude if there are any unwelcome drafts. Maintenance may require something as minor as a new seal or lead to a new window in place of the current one. The earlier you address this issue could end up saving you and your landlord money in the long run.
Cold Walls, Floors and Ceilings
Do the touch test. The interior ceilings, walls and floors in your home should feel warm and dry. When drywall and paneling inside an apartment feels damp or cold, there is not enough insulation. Alternatively, when touching an exterior wall, it should feel cold because insulation is keeping warm air inside a home. Also, keep an eye out for higher than usual energy bills. That is a good indicator there is an even bigger issue that you will need the landlord or property managers involvement on.
Our team at SERVPRO of Brown County hope you stay warm this winter. If your property manager or landlord where to ever mention they’re looking for a reliable restoration company, please consider mentioning our franchise to them.
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