I moved into an inner city apartment about one year ago.
- I knew that moving into the city was going to be costly, but I was ready for the financial investment.
Regardless of the cost, I was excited for all the city had to offer. I knew that rent would be a hefty price, but I never thought about other expenses. For example, my heating and cooling costs are astronomical. I wasn’t paying much attention to the heating and cooling systems when I first looked at apartments. I wish I had noticed that my apartment came with a dual heating and cooling unit installed on my apartment wall. This system is the most inefficient and costly heating and cooling system I have ever seen. Because it runs on electricity, it works overtime trying to heat and cool the apartment to my desired temperature. I cannot keep the system running all day like I would with a thermostat because it is too costly. I tried doing that my first month of living there, but it cost hundreds of dollars for just one month. Instead, I turn the system off completely when I leave for work every day. The system has to work hard to heat and cool the apartment when I get home every day. This is the only thing I wish I could change about my apartment. I would rather have an efficient heating and cooling system that saves energy and money. I am currently looking at new apartments. I hope to move into a new place with better heating and cooling by next year. My fingers are crossed!