- Important Dates to Remember
- Updates at Hales Property Management
- How To: Be an Energy-Friendly Decorator This Holiday Season
- Best of the Hales Blog
- Maintenance Tip: Cleaning Your Range Hood Filter
- From the Desk of Keith Hales
DATES TO REMEMBER
Nov 17 – Dec 24: Christkindlmarket
Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Parade
Nov. 23: Turkey Trot
Nov. 30: Adult Night at Lincoln Park Zoo
UPDATES AT HALES PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Web-Portal- Did you know the web portal is mobile friendly? Click here to view instructions on how to access the site through your phone!
Office Hours- Our offices are open Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5 PM. For after hours emergencies, contact 312-666-0149 option 3. The online web portal is available 24/7 for any non-emergency requests.
Announcements: Hales would like to welcome Kevin Hoos to the team! Kevin will be working with the operations team as a Property Assistant.
As a friendly reminder, owners who are currently renting or plan to rent their unit need to contact [email protected] prior to moving a tenant in or out of the building.
If you are selling or refinancing please visit www.halesinc.com/selling.
Winter is coming!
- A good way to take advantage of the sun’s heating power is to open drapes and curtains on sunny days. Then at night, close all drapes, blinds, or shades to make use of their insulating properties.
- Proper maintenance of your furnace and/or hot water heater will help to avoid emergency failures and keep things running efficiently. Hire a professional to inspect the units in order to prepare for the upcoming extreme season.
- In the city of Chicago, it’s always a good idea to change the furnace air filter every 1 – 3 months to ensure longevity. Clogged filters also inhibit air flow and make your furnace work harder.
- If your furnace is equipped with a humidifier, now’s the time to clean/service the unit and open the water supply.
- Keep all flammable materials safely away from furnaces, electric heaters, and hot water heaters.
- If you’re planning on being out of town, never turn your furnace below 55 degrees to avoid pipes freezing.
How to: Be an Energy-Friendly Decorator This Holiday Season
1. Invest in LED lights.
Though they’re a little more expensive, these lights use 70% less energy than incandescent lights and burn brighter too. LEDs are also safer, because they burn cooler, which means a decreased risk of fire. They’re also easier to install. Because of their low energy usage, up to 24 strands can be connected end on end, without danger of overloading a wall socket.
2. Use timers.
We all love to have the lights on when we’re home, but utilizing timers ensures the lights are never on when there isn’t anyone there to enjoy them.
3. Use reflective ornaments and tinsel instead of lights.
With just a little bit of light to reflect, these can add a significant amount of shine without using any power at all.
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Cleaning Your Range Hood Filter
FROM THE DESK OF KEITH HALES
Thank you to everyone who has provided us with feedback during annual board meetings or in general over the course of the year. Overall, I am very proud of the Hales team for all of the positive feedback we’ve received and I am equally appreciative of any constructive feedback you may have which allows us to better serve our clients going forward. Please let me know how we can improve our services by sending an email or contacting me directly at 312.757.4651 with any suggestions.
Keith J. Hales | President | CAM | Managing Broker