When I first moved into my apartment I wasn’t looking for much, so when I signed up I didn’t realize how bad the AC was.
It was my first time getting an apartment and I wasn’t thinking about things like HVAC.
I was too focused on finding a good price, and the air conditioner was on the bottom of my list. The first night I moved in I was getting hot and I went over to find the thermostat. Upon looking for the thermostat I realized there wasn’t one so I went over to the windows. In my childhood home we had window AC units, so I figured that might be the case with my new apartment. I saw no window AC units and I started to search the apartment for some sign of HVAC. After an hour of searching I realized that there was no HVAC system in the whole place. I talked to the front desk agent and they told me that none of the apartments had HVAC and that it was my responsibility to figure something out. I asked her what most people did and she said a lot of people got portable AC units and they would make do with that. I decided to try a portable AC unit but the summer was so hot that after a month I just couldn’t do it. I got out my lease early because there was no AC, and I told my friend I was looking for a new place that actually had an air conditioner. My friend laughed and said that he had never heard of a place with no AC, and I said that I hadn’t either. If you are looking for a new apartment make sure that it has AC!