Last month my wife and I decided that we were going to take a romantic weekend getaway together.
It has been a really long time since we have left the house thanks to all of our covid-19 precautions and attempts at being responsible adults.
However, now that we have both been vaccinated it seemed like a good time to get back out into the world and have quality time together. We quickly rented a luxurious cabin in the mountains and decided that it was going to be an excellent time together. Unfortunately, when we arrived we realized that the cabin had not been properly maintained in all the time that it sat empty. In fact, the heating, cooling, and air quality control system had obviously not received its professional indoor air temperature control maintenance appointments throughout the entire pandemic. This was obvious based on the heating, cooling, and ventilation maintenance sticker that was on the forced air furnace when we went downstairs to inspect the heating device. The sticker indicated that the furnace had not been visited by a professional heating, cooling, or air quality control specialist in at least two years. Of course, we noticed that there were hot and cold patches throughout the entire house as well as the unpleasant odors that filled the air. We were not excited about the low quality indoor air and unmaintained heating, cooling, and ventilation system. However, we were a lot less excited when the forced air furnace broke down completely. A word to rental property owners; fix your HVAC now that people are leaving their homes again.