After experiencing this so many times, I always tell people not to trust their landlords and contact their HVAC contractor about getting a quality check done
I’ve lived in several different apartments in the city and each experience is completely unique. My first place had a gorgeous brick fireplace that was installed when it was first built more than fifty years ago. My second place had a beautiful wrap-around balcony where I could display all of my plants. And my current place has really tall ceilings with very detailed molding. There’s been one similarity that I’ve had the unfortunate pleasure of experiencing at each of these places though. The air conditioner stopped working well after only a few short months of living there. In each place I would turn on the air conditioner the day we moved in and everything would be working fine. But after some time, small things would start to happen which led me to asking my landlord to check out the HVAC. I’ve learned that landlords purposefully don’t mention an air conditioning quality check because most of their HVACs are old and expensive to replace. They would rather the equipment break on us, or provide a poor air quality experience so that our rent increases. I never knew that you could request a professional air conditioning quality check, so I feel that I’ve missed out. After experiencing this so many times, I always tell people not to trust their landlords and contact their HVAC contractor about getting a quality check done. It’s just not worth the hassle of having no air. The technicians are required to be honest since they are contracted out of their employer, so they will tell you whether or not it’s time for the HVAC to be replaced.