central ac issues

hello...actually, i live in an apartment, not a house, but am having ac problems. i live on the second floor, so expect to get more heat, but my ac bill was 173 bucks last month..and thats just too much for a small apartment. ive called the maintenance guy out but he feels that its working. the thing runs constantly... set it at 78 and it never gets below 80 in here. sometimes t blows cold air while other times its barely cool. any suggestions
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Put the landlord on notice that future payments will be wittheld for the electrical portion of the ac until it's fixed. Document your facts. Perpare for a fight if the ll won't do anything about it. It almost sounds like your air is being shared with someplace else from the differeing temps you describe.
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Its probably low on freon, old and inneficient and your lanlord is a cheap o.
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Pop wrote:

I suggest that you check your local tenant rights group before doing the above. It could get you into a lot more trouble than you want. Do, it, but do it the right way.
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On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 01:29:25 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"

Depending on where he lives, that can be a recipe for an eviction. I think in more places than not, it will result in his eviction.
The landlord may try to get him to pay the full rent, and only evict him when he doesn't; or the ll may decide or have already decided he doesn't want the guy, not encourage him to pay the full rent, be happy he's not paying all of it, and evict him that way too. You really shouldn't be giving such cavalier advice, Pop.
"Documenting" facts is great. It may keep him from owing as much money as he would otherwise, but in most places it won't keep him from the eviction in the first place.
In some places, maybe most, they put all your stuff out on the street, for everyone to take things, when one is evicted. In Westminster, Maryland, they seem to surround it with police tape, which one would hope keeps people from taking things.

Absolutely. Of course in many places there is no tenants right group. That's generally the places where tenants have few rights. But to clarify my own confusing words, even if there is a tenants rights gfoup, that doesn't mean tenants have the rights people think they should or that they have elsewhere.

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On Sun, 30 Jul 2006 18:58:16 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (mike avera) wrote:

Go to Loew's and buy a super high efficiency 10.8 EER window unit for $200. It will pay for itself in 3 months.
When you leave, take it with you.
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If the apartment doesn't want to do the preventive maint, you may wish to call a service company and get the AC unit cleaned and charged. Might end up saving you money in the long run.
The service guy should (among other things) wash the fins of the outdoor unit with chemicals and a water hose.
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