Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
With summer right around the corner, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities is asking that all residents turn on their air conditioners for a few minutes within the next couple of weeks to verify that air conditioners are in working order. If a problem is noted, residents should call in a service order to the FLFHC Maintenance Office at (913) 651-3838. An emergency service order will be created if the outside air temperature is above 80 degrees. If, however, the outside air temperature is below 80 degrees, a routine service order will be created.
When changing from heat to air conditioning, the dampers need to be adjusted. Dampers are only in homes with basements. There are two dampers to adjust. Move the lever to the correct season — summer for air conditioning and winter for heat. By adjusting the damper to the summer setting, the air conditioning will focus on the correct areas of the home. If the lever for the damper is difficult to adjust, loosen the nut on the lever. Residents who require assistance in adjusting the dampers can call the Maintenance Department to come switch them.
While adjusting a home’s damper, it is also a good time to change the air filter for the unit. Air filters should be changed as needed; however, during periods of high use, filters should be replaced once a month. By changing air filters regularly, the heating and air conditioning units will work more efficiently. Air filters are available for free at the Maintenance Office at 800 W. Warehouse Road near the stables.
Smoke detector batteries should also be checked once a month to verify that they are in working order and batteries are charged. If a malfunction has occurred with a smoke detector, call the Maintenance Office immediately to schedule a service order.
Finally, replace the glass pane from the front and back storm doors with the screen pane. This will allow fresh air drafts from entry doors to help naturally cool the house on nice days when air conditioning is not needed. FLFHC suggests that the glass panes be kept in the front entry closet or the basement.
Call the FLFHC Maintenance Office at (913) 651-3838 with any issues or concerns.
Dishwashers have a filter at the bottom that many ignore or don’t know about. If the filter is not cleaned regularly, it will clog, cause the dishwasher to stop draining properly and make the interior smell bad. Some filters can be removed by hand, but others require a screwdriver. Empty the filter and clean it.
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