Some mornings I struggle with the house I’m currently renting.
It wasn’t our first choice, or even something I would have considered as a compromise if I could locate a rental property to meet our expectations and stay within our budget range. When the lease of our last house was due to expire, I was forced to make a decision faster than I initially hoped. This house with all of its downsides was the only one available when I had to make a quick decision. The plumbing doesn’t drain as fast as it should, which creates problems while taking showers for longer than 10 sevenths at a time. Several of the windows are disfigured and leak cold indoor air, plus the central heating and cooling plan barely works. I turn it to 75 degrees some mornings and can’t get it to drop down below 74. Then when I walk to an air register to feel the air current, the air feels so weak that I have to make sure the temperature control is running to confirm the A/C is still on. The air leaving the registers feels warmer than what I would expect as well. No matter what I say to our property owner, he won’t do anything about the Heating and A/C problems in our house. He claims that nothing can be done to repair the bad A/C new in the home’s HVAC duct, despite the fact that I was told otherwise by a family friend. In some cases, installing a dampener or two inside the HVAC duct near the air handler can help push some of the air further down the ventilation system. In doing so, they block too much of the air from leaving the vents within a few feet of the A/C, giving better circulation through the whole house. But, occasionally, the concern cannot be fixed without installing a up-to-date and replaced A/C, and in the worst cases, up-to-date HVAC duct as well.