LAS VEGAS, NV. – Fall is officially here and even though the days are still warm, the nights are starting to cool down fast, and if you own Las Vegas Rental Property now is a great time for you to winterize your property by following these tips.
#1 – Change the Furnace Filter
Changing the furnace filter at your Las Vegas Rental Property is by far one of the most important things you should do since a dirty air filter will restrict the flow of air from your furnace and this will not only increase your tenant’s energy demand, it will also make your furnace work harder.
To increase the energy efficiency of the furnace at your Las Vegas Rental Property you should consider switching to an electrostatic filter, or permanent filter, because both of these filters are better at trapping pollen from entering a rental property, stopping mold growth, and keeping your tenants from illness during the winter.
Replacing the filter on the furnace at your Las Vegas Rental Property will cost you anywhere from $5 to $30 depending on the type of filter you use. Another great ideas is to call an experienced HVAC professional and spend $50-$75 so they can do a thorough diagnostic of your furnace to make sure that it’s running correctly. In addition to a quick tune up, they usually will replace your air filter at no cost.
#2 – Got Ceiling Fans? Make Sure They Are Switched To Reverse
If your Las Vegas Rental Property has ceiling fans, you should have them cleaned and then switched to reverse. Locate the small switch located on the base of the fan and flip it to the opposite setting. Doing this will circulate air towards the ceiling and then back down to the living space, making the rental warmer and effectively lower your tenant’s energy bills during the winter by 10 percent or more!
#3 – Winterize Your Air Conditioner
Although some people may use their air conditioners during the winter in Las Vegas, most will not use them again until the spring or summer of next year. To ensure that your air conditioner or chillar works great next year you should have it winterized now by draining any water or fluid from the lines so it doesn’t build up and freeze during the winter months.
Winter is also a great time to replace air conditioners too so if you’ve been thinking about replacing the AC at your Las Vegas Rental Property you should replace it within the coming months because not only will it be a tax write off, you can also qualify for tax credits and reimbursements from the Federal Government.
#4 – Check Your Roof and Gutters
Yes, even though we don’t get much rain in Las Vegas during the year, winter is another story, and it’s possible that we may have the occasional downpour, so now is also a good time to winterize the roof on your Las Vegas Rental Property by checking for tile or shingles that need to be replaced. You should also inspect the gutters on your rental home as well and remove any leaves or debris that have built up during the year.
Now is also a great time of year to make sure your tenants renters insurance policies are still active, and you should also confirm that you have adequate insurance covering your Las Vegas rental property too.
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