Roommate blocks air vents in the room
My old roommate and I lived together for almost three years, before he decided to move out and get married.
He gave me two months notice, and I placed an ad to find a new roommate.
I had a lot of interested people, but most of them didn’t have the money to really afford the apartment. When I finally found a roommate that had the right qualifications, I agreed to lower the security deposit by $200 to make the deal work. That roommate moved in a couple of weeks ago. He had a bed, dresser, armoire, and a lot of clothes. The room is fairly large, so everything fit well. I didn’t think much about the placement of the furniture until yesterday. We started having a lot of trouble with the indoor air in our apartment. Even with the air conditioner running, there was very little air flow in the extra bedroom. My roommate was starting to complain about the stagnant air and I didn’t have any answers to give him. We ended up contacting the apartment maintenance staff to look into the issue. It didn’t take long before they realize exactly why we were having trouble with the airflow. My new roommate placed one of his pieces of furniture right in front of the intake air vent. The intake air vent is an important part of the air flow system. When the vent is blocked, the HV AC unit doesn’t receive the proper amount of incoming air. The maintenance supervisor tried to explain everything to me, while we were moving the furniture away from the vent. My roommate and I felt really stupid when they left, but at least our problem is gone.