Take care of your home
What kind of maintenance can you do in your home? What can you do if you do not think it is the right temperature in your home?
What can you do in your home?
- You may repaint a wall, but contact your area manager before you do anything. If the work is poorly done or if the colour is considered extreme, you may be liable for compensation when you move.
- You are not allowed to install new floors, paint kitchen cabinets, closet doors or other doors.
- You can put up shelves and paintings on the walls, but remember that unreasonably many or ugly holes in the walls must be restored when moving.
- You are not allowed to drill holes or nail in tiles, tile joints or wall mats. Not even in floors, doors, cabinets or other carpentry.
- Replace curtain fittings if you want, but save the original fittings so you can reassemble them when you move.
- You can mount a peephole and extra lock, but you must service the lock yourself and must leave the keys for it when you move.
- Any installation of dishwasher must be done by a qualified professional. You need an approval from your area manager before you place the order.
- If you rent a furnished home and want to replace the furniture that is included, you must arrange the storage yourself and also make sure that they are put back in place when you move. Of course we replace broken furniture if needed.
Temperature and ventilation
Are you cold?
The temperature should be 20 degrees celcius during the day and 18 degrees in evening/night. If you do not have your own thermometer to measure your indoor temperature with, you can get one for free at our office in Vallastaden. Place the thermometer i nthe middle of the room, one meter above the floor.
When it gets cold outside, especially during rapid temperature changes, it can take time before the heating system adapts. A cold radiator does not have to mean that something is wrong, it is the temperature in the room that is important. Here you will find helpful tips and advice if you feel cold in your home;
- Is furniture, such as a sofa or bed, close to the radiator so it can prevent the heat from spreading? In that case, move the furniture forward so it is a few decimetres away from the radiator.
- Do thick curtains cover the thermostat knob? This can cause the thermostat to sense a higher temperature than the room has and the radiator switches off.
- Are the window vents closed? Open them. The air quality will be better. If you close the window vents, the air will enter your home anyway; through letter boxes, windows and leaky doors. It can also lead to food odours and cigarett smoke entering your home.
- Finally, turn the thermostat knob back and forth about ten times. Why? Well, because the valve may have got stuck in a closed position during the summer. Then set it to the fully open position.
Keep in mind that all radiators do not need to be hot. Sometimes, for example, one of two radiators is running to achieve a temperature of 20 degrees celcius. The same applies if the radiator is just lukewarm. It may be enough for the temperature to reach 20 degrees celcius. Therefore, it is always important that you check what temperature you have in the middle of the room.
Uneven temperature on the radiators
It’s not always the whole radiator is hot. Is it warmer at the top? No worry, then everything is in order. On the other hand, is it only hot at the bottom and/or if it sounds like the water flows inside, the radiator may need to aerate. We will help you with this!
If you have tested all of the above and you still feel that it is cold inside, we want you to measure your indoor temperature.
Place the thermometer one meter above the floor in the middle of the room. Your indoor temperature must be at least 20 degrees. If the temperature is lower please feel free to contact us.
Most people think that the summer, sun and heat is something positive. Unfortunately, it can contribute to our homes getting hot in the summer. Here are some tips on what to do to lower the temperature a bit.
- Use blinds or dark curtains during the day.
- Ventilate at night when the temperature is lower.
- If you have built-in ventilation, make sure it is open.
- Keep in mind that computers and electrical appliances generate heat.
- Use a fan or AC to lower the temperature
- Leave the bathroom door open after you’ve showered
- Don’t open the kitchen window when trying to get rid of the smell of cooking. Open a window in an adjacent room instead and keep the door to the kitchen closed
- Clean the air vents. The air vents must be wiped clean occasionally by vacuum-cleaning and wipe of the vents. Get into the habit of cleaning all the vents twice a year. Use lukewarm water and a mild detergent