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I you already have 4 water heaters installed and don't want to add a 5th for the laundry (which I think is probably the best solution), you could tie the the washing machines into one of the units' hot water systems, pay for the gas bill yourself, and give that unit free hot water (maybe you could charge higher rent for including hot water).
Since this is a common facility for your tenants, it should be installed in such a way that neither tenant is paying for the gas or electricity required for the washer. If there is no common hot water heater in the building, then you should do the following: Have an additional electric meter installed to supply electricity to the common areas of the ...
Peal and seal is a product that is like silicone but it is easily removeable when you want to remove it and it drys almost instantly.. I've only seen it in clear color but it is wonderful stuff. If you have ever gotten a credit card in the mail, its the "gummy" adhesive they use on the back of the card to secure it to the paper.
Window shrink-wrap kits can be a significant improvement. (They're basically low-cost/disposable interior storm windows.)
for sliding doors, use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Prime-Line-Products-8659-Weatherstrip-18-Feet/dp/B000LNS8DM/ref=pd_cp_hi_2 It is a form of weatherstripping specific for sliding doors/windows. Have a warm winter! Fellow renter
I have been using this weatherseal tape for a couple of years now: Frost King Weatherseal Tape. It does a good job of sealing around leaky window frames. Of course you have to pull it off in the spring (except on windows you don't need to open). Seems to be good at not pulling off paint (not perfect!). I prefer it to the shrink film, because I find that ...
For outlets, there are pre-cut foam gaskets that fit under the faceplates. You could leave those or remove when you go, as you prefer. For windows that you will leave closed all winter, shrink film window sealing kits cover the whole window (best to put them all the way to the outside edge of the frame) and are fairly clear and non-obtrusive once shrunk, ...
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