Tips For Keeping Your Apartment Warm And Cozy

With the weather getting cooler it’s time to think about winterizing your apartment to stay warm and cozy! Here are some helpful hints to follow once the heat is turned on in the building.

  • Check your thermostat right away and adjust it to a comfortable setting (68-75). Turning your thermostat to 90 will not give you heat any quicker and you will come home to find your apartment extremely hot a few days later.
  • Tightly close and latch all windows (including the storm windows).
  • Tightly close and lock both glass patio doors. Your screen door should be left in the open position all winter to save wear and tear on the wheels and tracks and to prevent it from freezing shut.
  • Place your air conditioner covers tightly over the air conditioner(s) and secure it by turning the holders.
  • Move your furniture and drapes at least 3 inches away from the heat registers to allow for proper airflow. There is a removable panel on the register in the outermost bedroom, which covers a motor. This motor must be accessible for maintenance.
  • Let the sunshine in! By opening your blinds during the day you can warm up your home with sunlight.

It is normal at the beginning of every heating season to experience some necessary maintenance. Examples include: noise in the pipes, lack of heat (particularly on the top floors), malfunctioning thermostats etc. Please call the office if you have any problems in completing the above instructions or have heating issues in your apartment.

Adjust the metal airflow regulator in your heat register to let more warm air circulate into the room. 

An airflow ‘wing’ pushed up on a heat register.

Keep your windows and patio doors tightly shut to keep out that chilly air!

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