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
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
It almost sounds like your air is being shared with someplace
else from the differeing temps you describe.
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.
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.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
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