December 15, 2021

Don’t Forget to ‘Winterize” your Apartment While you are Gone for the Semester Break

Winterize your Cortland Apartment

Living in apartments for rent in Cortland, you want to “winterize” in ways that won’t damage the property. Temperatures are consistently below freezing in late December and January. To stay warm or to keep your belongings safe while you take a few weeks away between the semesters, there are some steps you want to take to keep your space braced against the winter. 

Winter-Ready and Secure 

Winterize your Off-Campus Apartment

Cortland Student Rentals are affordable student apartments near SUNY Cortland available in multiple floor plans anywhere from one-bedroom to six-bedroom apartments and even single-family. Enjoy some all-inclusive rates depending on the listing. Some amenities available for select properties include snow removal, new vinyl windows, and forced hot air furnaces great for winter.

When in the warmth of your room, or leaving town, you can rest assured that you and your belongings are safe with deadbolt entry doors and individually keyed bedrooms. 

Some Tips to Winterize your Rental 

The student apartments for rent in Cortland are the perfect place to call home away from home and enjoy off-campus living. Getting the apartments ready for cold weather can be done in a few easy steps.

Open your curtains during the day

Bask in the sunshine and take advantage of our best heat source. Leaving your drapes open while the sun shines can warm up your space. Whether you are letting the rays hit your skin, or just letting the light fill your room all day, it can make a big difference. 

Close your doors

These student apartments for rent near SUNY Cortland already likely have bedrooms complete with full-size beds, desks, chairs, dressers, and closets. Closets or other rooms without heaters might take heat from the places you really need it. Those rooms don’t need to be warmed and can stay closed. Keeping the closet, pantry and small room doors closed reduces the space requiring heating.

Close any gaps under doors

Gaps underneath your doors can let in cold drafts or have your heat escape. A plastic “door sweep”, “draft stopper”, or door seal that runs along the bottom of the door can help. If not, you can use a towel across the bottom of the door.

Check your heating system

Heating systems should be checked annually to make sure they are running safely and efficiently. To maintain your heating system, an extra tip is to change your air filter at least every three months.

Install curtains

You might be surprised to know that attractive drapes will both brighten your space and add a warm layer between you and the dreary weather outside.

Keep heat sources unblocked

Ensure vents or radiators are not blocked by furniture. Your apartment or rental home’s heating can be drastically affected if they are blocked. Let your heat flow through the whole room unobstructed by leaving clear pathways in front of your radiator and around all vents. 

Stay warm and safe

Hunkering down, or hitting the road, know these tips can help you keep the frost out, and comfort in.