Are you COLD? Tips to Winterize Your Home!

When winter weather hits San Antonio, we aren’t always ready! Our summers are full of humidity and heat which is a walk in the park, but cold is defiantly not a norm for us. This year it seems that the cold weather hit quick! This arctic blast form the north came at us like nobodies business. One day it was in the 70’s and the next it was below zero! Just kidding, but that’s what 40 degrees feels like for us Texans. With that being said let get this party started and talk about winterizing your home. Rather you own your home or your renting this can help tremendously with your utility bills and prevent any unwelcome winter damages! To top it off all of the items you need are very inexpensive!


What You Will Need:

  • Weather Stripping($3.98 a roll at hardware store)
  • Outlet Plate Insulation($1.95 for 7 outlet insulators & 2 switch insulators)
  • Caulk($2.28 for the caulk & $2.47 for the caulk gun)
  • Door Draft stopper(you have many options for under $10.00 or you could make your own!)
  • Smart Strips($20.00 – $30.00 each)

What to do now?

Applying Weather Stripping
Apply to door frames and the bottoms of windows so the air wont leak through. Super easy to apply!
Outlet Plate Installation
All you have to do is unscrew the plate, put the installation in, and screw the plate back on. Keeps the heat from leaking out, and the cold from coming in!
Use it to seal any cracks you have any your windows and molding on doors. You want to seal anything point of entry and keep all the cold air out and the warm air in!
Smart Strips
There is this pesky thing called “phantom power” this is the power your electronics used while plugged in even when they aren’t in use. These will turn off or on when ever the device is in use. For example, if you are charging your phone, your constantly pulling power, when you unplug it, it doesn’t stop pulling power. These smart strips will stop that phantom power!
Door Draft Stopper
There are many kinds of draft stopper, there is a double draft stopper, decorative draft stoppers, even doggy door draft stoppers! They all range in prices, just go to your local hardware store and look for what best fits your home!

These tips should get your home winter ready! They are also renter friendly, so you won’t have to worry about altering the property! Here are some other tips to get through winter:

  • Layer your clothing to stay warm!
  • Close off rooms, if you don’t need to be in them focus on staying in one part of the house.
  • Heat rises, so change your ceiling fans to move air downward.
  • Pay close attention to your plumbing during the winter! Make sure they are clear and running cold water stream will help them from freezing.
  • Also pay attention to your vehicles, anti-freeze is very important in the winter! Get all your level check so you don’t get a cracked radiator!
  • Lastly, stay hydrated and keep a positive attitude and you will be sun bathing on the beach in no time!

Here at All County Alamo Property Management we want you to stay warm, and keep your home safe and sound! Contact us for any property management needs today! Have a safe winter!

New Property!!

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Beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home
Single family

1307 Adobe Run San Antonio TX 78232

3 beds/2.5 baths
$2150 / month

All County Property Management

433 Kitty Hawk Rd. Suite 2-221
Universal City, TX 78148
Phone: 210 718 0992 102

Location information
1307 Adobe Run
San Antonio TX 78232
Subdivision: Santa Fe
County/Parish: Bexar
Geo Code: 646260
Geo Latitude: 29.5687160
Geo Longitude: -98.4696930
Legal Name: NCB 17213 BLK 1 LOT 17 (Santa Fe SUBD UT-8
Elementary School Zone: Coker
Jr. High School Zone: Bradley
High School Zone: Churchill
Location: Heimer and Bitters
Driving Directions: From 281 north go East on Bitters, Left on Heimer, Right on Cross Canyon, Left on Hacienda Trail, Left on Adobe Run

Detailed listing information
Remarks: Beautiful 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home with wood flooring and ceramic tile through out the home.
Has granite counter tops with black appliances in the kitchen. Bathrooms have Corian vanities with bronze fixtures. Has a gas fireplace in the Living room and the home is equipped with a soft water system. This home is spacious with plenty of room for entertaining. Has a large back yard for your out door activities. Close to shopping, dining and schools.

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Monthly Rent: $2150
Date Available: 10/4 2014
Lease Info: 12 months
Rent Payment Details: Pay to property manager
Deposit Payment Details: Listing broker
Occupancy Restrictions: No smoking permitted
No waterbeds permitted
Application Fee (Standard): $40
Application Fee (Individual): $40
Application Fee (Couple): $80
Sec Deposit (Refundable): $2100
Pet Deposit (Refundable): $300
Pets: Possible, with approval
Parking: 2 car garage
Driveway parking
Pool: No Pool
Spa: No Spa
Furnished: Unfurnished
Fireplace: One fireplace
Fireplace in living room
Gas fireplace
Heat: Electric heat
Cooling: Central air
External Features: Private yard / courtyard
Patio / deck
Handicapped Features: Not adapted
Energy Features: Multi-pane windows
Ceiling fans
Utility Service: Public electric
Public gas
Water Service: City water
Water softener
Gas hot water
Sewer Service: Public sewer
Bedroom 1 Dimensions: 18 x 14
Bedroom 2 Dimensions: 14 x 13
Bedroom 3 Dimensions: 16 x 12
Living Room Dimensions: 26 x 16
Dining Room Dimensions: 14 14
Kitchen Dimensions: 16 x 14
Other Room Dimensions: 12 x 12
Bedroom Description: Master bedroom downstairs
Master bedroom walk-in closet
Other bedroom walk-in closet
Bathroom Description: Full master bathroom with walk in shower, garden tub wit jets, double sink and toilet room
Master Bath Description: Full master bath
Separate shower and tub
Double sinks
Tub with jets
Dining Room Description: Formal dining area
Breakfast room
Kitchen Description: Oven / range
Built in dishwasher
Sink disposal
Closet pantry
Laundry Description: Washer / dryer hookup
Inside laundry
Other Rooms Description: Office
Walk-in attic
Approx Square Feet: 2500
SF Measurement Source: Appraisal District
Building Square Feet: 3065
Lot Square Feet: 9540
Lot Acres: .2190
Year Built: 1992
Dwelling Type: Single family
Dwelling Architecture: Multi-level
Dwelling Construction: Wood frame
Dwelling Finish Construction: Brick trim
Dwelling Style: Detached
Unit Style: On two levels
Roof Construction: Composite shingle
Fence Construction: Wood
Property Description: Cul-de-sac lot
Floor Coverings: Ceramic tile
Window Coverings: Mini-blinds


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