How should I proceed if my rental has inadequate A/C?

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How should I proceed if my rental has inadequate A/C?

We have put in about 8 different work orders for the A/C and in this FL heat of 108 degree days. It makes a big difference. Every time they send out their “personal AC guy”, he says it is “working as hard as it can” and “he has it pushing out as much ‘cool’ air as possible”. Never once did he say it was in OK or decent condition nor has he done anything but stare and replace wires. On average the home stays about 88 to 90 degrees with all fans running and black out curtains. Mind you the AC is set on 76.

Asked on July 21, 2011 Florida

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to personally talk with the landlord about the situation about inadequate air conditioning and see what he can do about it personally. If the landlord cannot remedy the excessive heat after reasonable attempts, advise him or her you will call another repair person to see what can be done, pay the bill and then deduct the cost from your next month's rent check.

Keep a copy of the letter for future reference if need be.

Have you seen the completed work order by the repair person? What does it say? Is their enough "coolant" in the system?

If you have a local landlord/tenant grievance board, you might want to contact it as well about the situation.


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