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Keep Your Tenants Warm with Proper Heating System Maintenance

As a landlord, it’s your responsibility to keep your tenants comfortable during all seasons, whether you do this by having the air conditioners inspected and repaired in the spring, or by scheduling fall heating system maintenance. Experts agree that fall is the perfect time for heating system maintenance, and especially in areas like Kansas City where the weather can turn unpleasant overnight, you need to get your heating system maintenance done now to prevent tenant complaints. If your property’s heating system gives out, it’s too late, and you may be receiving some angry phone calls.

Still not convinced that heating system maintenance should be at the top of your to-do list? Here are more reasons why you should prioritize it:

Why to Conduct Heating System Maintenance on Your Rental Property

Cut down on expensive repairs & replacement costs.

A small investment in heating system maintenance now can save you a lot of money down the road. A new furnace can cost anywhere from $2,500 to $15,000 depending on how your home’s size. Heating systems are built to last 15-20 years, but their lifespan decreases if they are not taken care of with heating system maintenance. Your HVAC experts can save you money on repairs and replacements by detecting and correcting any issues they discover in your yearly heating system maintenance.

Increase property value by increasing energy efficiency.

By hiring someone to complete heating system maintenance, you will increase your rental property’s energy efficiency, thereby adding value for both you and your tenants. Heating system maintenance involves cleaning out the HVAC to ensure that it is working at its peak performance. Tenants will save money on their utility bills thanks to the energy efficiency added by heating system maintenance. This savings is a feature of your rental property that you can emphasize when advertising for new tenants.

Keep your tenants safe & comfortable with heating system maintenance.

Kansas City | Keep Your Tenants Warm with Heating System MaintenanceTenant safety is likely one of your primary concerns as a rental property owner. Heating system maintenance will not only keep tenants comfortable by ensuring that their home is warm enough during cold seasons, but it will also help them avoid serious medical risks.

Heating systems are responsible for removing the harmful gases that they produce as they heat the home. Part of the heating system maintenance for your rental property includes examining heat exchangers and flues to detect cracks that could cause dangerous carbon monoxide leaks. Carbon monoxide can lead to severe illness and even death. In this way, heating system maintenance could literally save your tenants’ lives.

Heating system maintenance can also prevent allergies and serious sickness that results from dust and mold. A clean HVAC system will not spread unhealthy pollutants throughout the rental property.

Scheduling heating system maintenance for your rental property

Interested in conducting heating system maintenance on your rental property? Contact a property management group like National Property Management Group of Kansas City to get recommendations on heating system maintenance experts.

  1. Scott McGarvey Reply
    These are very helpful tips--especially if you are considering renting out property! Thanks for the advice!
  2. Jim DeRoy Reply
    This is excellent for property managers who aren't sure which would be cheaper--replacing or maintaining--when it comes to heating systems. Good information here!
  3. Pat Strand Reply
    Man, I wish my leasing company would read this blog. Would it be too obvious to just flat out mail it to them? Or is that what I want to go for?
  4. Mark G. Worster Reply
    If you want to keep tenants for the long run and happy all while keeping your bills low, installing a proper heating systems is key.
  5. Bob Swann Reply
    Don't wait until it's too late (really cold) outside before you check on these things too. We've been lucky this year that it is the second week of October and we still have such nice weather but that doesn't mean winter isn't coming. Waiting until the cold weather hits to conduct maintenance is not the way to go if you want to keep your tenants happy and warm during the winter months.
  6. Steve Obermeier Reply
    Happy tenants usually bring on time payments! Less complaints and saving money on energy efficiency.

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