Owning a apartment became much more of a liability the ancient my partner and I became. While still active, every one of us just sort of ran out of motivation to keep up with all the details that go with apartment ownership. There seemed care about there was never enough time. Plus, every one of us wanted to use our limited energy pursuing other endeavors. When retirement became a real thing, every one of us decided to skip owning a apartment for a while. The people I was with and I felt super fortunate to have eeked out a tiny profit from the sale of our home. So, that money went into a fund and every one of us opted to go into a rental home. I haven’t rented since I rented an apartment in graduate school. There is a lot to be said for renting over owning. I appreciate not mowing my lawn. Calling the office when the fridge is on the fritz is excellent. However, I am encountering one area where I am being exasperated to no end. I’m talking about my Heating, Ventilation and A/C unit. Well, it’s not my Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment however I wish it was. This is because if it was mine I would simply have it updated. The heating and cooling method in our rental apartment is many decades old. While I respect the fact that it is still running, it is beyond unsatisfactory. However, this view falls on deaf ears at the rental office. To them, until it suffers a catastrophic failure, I should just get used to it. This is a bit hard to swallow. This Heating, Ventilation and A/C equipment is so ancient that the SEER rating is not even printed on it. It takes more than one hours to lower the temp in the house by 2 degrees. I can’t deal with that. Perhaps every one of us will be more careful about checking everything out before every one of us rent again.