Keeping cool in the heat is no easy feat. As a rental property owner, this affects not only you, but your tenants as well. If your building is older, it may require a few tricks to keep you from melting. We’ve got some tips and tricks to help you stay cool during the heatwave.
Block the sun to keep out the heat. Invest in curtains or blinds especially during the summer. Keeping the curtains drawn can reduce energy bills by up to 30% with regular curtains and 45% with reflective curtains that are made for the job.
Consider installing functional exterior shutters to block the heat. Keeping the sun’s rays out before they hit your windows can have a dramatic effect on your energy bill. While curtains block the heat on the inside, shutters do so before the rays even hit the windows, making them more efficient.
Keep central air vents uncovered and flush with the floor. Vents covered with furniture and other items will not provide cool air to that area of the room. Plan your furniture arrangement around your vents for maximum cooling power.
Older thermostats have a hard time maintaining a constant temperature and require constant maintenance. Installing our unique tamper-proof thermostat prevents your rental property being set too high during peak heat days saving you money by year’s end.
These tips will keep you and your tenants cool in your rental properties during a heat wave. Keeping the sun out and stopping extra heat from entering through the windows can make a big difference, and keeps your property from feeling like an oven.
Talk with your tenants to find out if the property is comfortable, or if any changes need to be made.