Furnace & Heat Tips For Your Rentals

One of our clients sends the email blast below to their residents each year. We thought everyone could benefit so we’ve shared below. We recommend that you contact your tenants with a similar email, or simply copy and paste this one directly. (Someone wise once said, “I never stole an idea I didn’t like.”)

Dear residents: As it gets colder you’ll want to remember to keep your thermostat set around 68 degrees. Keeping it much higher will result in very expensive gas bills. Keeping it off is not an option as the heat is needed to ensure the pipes do not freeze! If you leave your home for break please be sure to keep your furnace on. Lowering the thermostat to ~60 degrees is acceptable, but under no circumstances should you turn off your furnace. Needless to say, busted pipes due to a resident shutting off the furnace is a billable occurrence that will be very expensive.  If you are having problems with your furnace please submit a work order at Campus Handyman asap as this is the busy season for furnace maintenance! If you’ve rented before you should know that gas is expensive. Be smart about your budget and plan ahead this winter.  Tips On Keeping Your Home Warm  -Keep all doors in the home closed at all times -Place something at the foot of all exterior doors to help keep cold air out (blanket) -Cover all windows with plastic (inexpensive and sold at Lowe’s, Home Depot & similar) -Keep the thermostat set lower (62-66) and dress a little warmer! -Submit a maintenance request for any weather stripping in need of repair

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