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AC... a functional measure of success
The last I checked today, the temp outside is 96, the temp in my bedroom (where the AC is) is 72 and most of the rest of the upper floor is a pleasantly dry 83

I've made an appointment with an AC repair company for MONDAY (nearly a week from today). Without the window AC I'd be pretty unhappy but I'd say that it is doing so well I'm not particularly disturbed by this turn of events. It puts the cooling where I need it most, where I sleep and where I do most of my computing. It is actually very possible that it will use LESS power to run this window AC than to use the central to cool the whole house, and it also means that in the peak of summer I can have dual air conditioners if needed.


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presenttense80 From: presenttense80 Date: May 30th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
In my apartment we are having all kinds of problems.
One day the temp is 69-70 and the next day water from the unit closet socks our carpet. So we call the techs.
They come out and look at it and say they have fixed it.
The next day the temp is 74-75 for a day or so, then it goes down to 69-70 again and again the carpet is flooded.
So we call them again.

They had to replace the carpet summer but have yet to do it now.

I am thinking of filing a complaint with the co that owns the apartments and sending a letter stating the have 20 days to fix completely or per state law I will put my rent into escrow with the courts and they can not penalize me. Until they fix it fully they do not get any rent money.

In addition the water is causing mold in the office, which is on the other side of the unit.

fixx From: fixx Date: May 30th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your strategy may be your only one but were I to be able to look at the situation I might be able to offer you a better option. All air conditioners have a drain for the condensed water and when that becomes blocked that's when it floods. depending on the arrangement I may be able to show you how you can lure that water to a location where it will do less harm. Unfortunately it is to late for the rugs but at least you could prevent it from feeding the mold further.
presenttense80 From: presenttense80 Date: May 30th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
They have a "bucket" which they said was supposed to hold the water. Funny the water is not coming out from the front of the unti where the bucket is, but from the side. On our own we put towels on the cement floor to try to mop some of the water up.

The flood is limited to maybe a 4 sqaure foot area, but it's gross. Plus we just ordered a fainting couch for the room, and I would hate for it to sit in water.

I think they need to 1. fix the unit or replace it 2. stop making excuses 3. replace the carpet and the wall between the unit room and the office. I am extremely allergic to mold.

Our lease is up in July. But I love the apartment and we have painted and made it nice. It's a LOT of SQfeet for the money. Plus moving all of our furniture would be horrible.

This is the only issues we have had.

Mike is going to call tonight because he thinks they are trying to mess with me in saying they have fixed it since I am a girl and usually the one home.
It's sad but I don't disagree.
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