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How to Prepare Rental Properties for the Cooler Months

Preparing Rentals for ColdAlthough San Diego is renowned for its lovely weather, the cooler months are on the horizon. If you are a landlord in the San Diego area, you will need to properly prepare your residential rental property before the cold weather sets in. Are you a landlord that doesn’t want to hassle with taking care of your rental properties on your own? Learn more about our residential property management services in San Diego.


Inspect for Air Leaks

Even a small leak from a window or door can have a great impact on a home’s energy efficiency. Eliminating any seepage from the home is especially important when the temperatures begin to get cooler. If the inspection reveals any air leaks, a fresh application of caulking and weather-stripping will help to keep the property as energy-efficient as possible.


HVAC System Maintenance

In order to be effective, a HVAC system needs a certain amount of regular maintenance. This includes replacing all of the filters and checking the system for any wear and tear. It is also essential that the unit is thoroughly cleaned of any debris. Not only will routine maintenance extend the longevity of the HVAC system, but it will also reduce energy consumption.


Clean the Gutters

Although San Diego is not known for torrential rain, it is always best to be prepared. A clogged drainage system makes the home much more susceptible to being damaged. Water damage is a very expensive repair that can be prevented by taking the proper precautions.


Inspect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
If you have not inspected the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors lately, now is definitely the best time to do so. Due to the fact that residents will likely be spending more time indoors, the chances of a fire-related accident are elevated. When it comes to the safety of a rental property, every precaution should be taken.


By ensuring that the above precautions are taken, you can rest assured that your tenants will enjoy a problem free winter. For more tips on residential property management, visit www.harlandpropertymanagement.com or contact Harland Property Management directly at 858-367-0343 to speak to an expert property manager.