Hello fellow apartment-dwellers!
Welcome to our second blog post! We are so excited about how the Appfolio software transition is going and just want to take a second to thank our tenants for their patience during this time. We hope you are enjoying the new system as much as we are. Apartment Exchange staff are always ready to help if you are having difficulty accessing your portals. Remember that these portals are not just for paying rent, they can also be used to submit and track maintenance requests as well as check current account balance.
Ice storm this weekend:
Here you can find 5 Things To Know About Ice Storms.
We are expecting somewhat extreme weather conditions this weekend. This means that we, at Apartment Exchange, will likely have more than a couple of heat calls. We are happy to help our tenants combat these issues so please, if you have a problem with your heat do NOT hesitate to call us! You will never be charged for routine maintenance calls and we promise to get to you as soon as humanly possible.
Through the weekend and also for the rest of winter, follow these tips to prevent loss of heat and keep your family healthy:
Change your furnace filter/have your furnace filter changed every 3 months.
- Healthy air means healthy lungs. The better you keep your air filtered, the better you will feel. This is especially important for children and pets but us grown-ups need clean air as well. This is a relatively simple task but you need to know the size of your filter BEFORE you go to the store to buy one. Our maintenance staff would be happy to show you how to find and replace your furnace filter. They are just one call away!
Keep your carpet vacuumed each week.
- Dust, dirt, (and who knows what else) settles into your carpeting throughout the year. When we are inside for longer periods of time because of the cold outside, the dust can really affect your sinus cavity and cause discomfort. Vacuuming often will help combat the buildup of gross particles that make you sneeze.
Be careful about what you plug in.
- Space heaters are commonly used in smaller apartments and houses that don’t need much heat output to get warm BUT these can be dangerous if left on for long periods of time. They can also blow a fuse and/or trip the breaker. They pull a lot of energy from the wall outlet, so please take precautions not to plug another electricity gobbler into the same wall – especially not the same outlet.
These are just a few of the many ways you can keep healthy this winter, but of course the list is not comprehensive. Please use your best judgement and don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in any way.
Check out your updated weather report here.