I woke up this morning with a pit in my stomach.
I just had a feeling something was wrong.
I got up and walked around my apartment, which wasn’t hard because I basically live in a shoebox. I didn’t see anything visibly wrong, but when I walked by the closet that hold my HVAC unit I knew that’s where the problem was. Right when I walked by I stepped in a giant puddle. I almost fell to be honest because I wasn’t expecting it. I knew my landlord was not going to be happy with this, but I went ahead and called him right away. He said it was mostly likely caused by the coil freezing because the filter to the HVAC unit had not been changed like it should be. I knew in my mind that I had never changed the filter and I had already lived in the apartment for about six months. However, I told him the air conditioner filter had been changed two months ago. I felt bad about lying, but I didn’t want for him to charge me for the cost of the HVAC repair because I knew that was going to be expensive. He told me that I needed to call an HVAC repairman to come out and look at the HVAC unit. He gave me the number of the guy he contracts with so I went ahead and called right then. Luckily, the HVAC repairman was able to come out that day and fix the unit and it turns out my landlord was right about the filter. Next time I will be better about changing it!