Summer days can quickly reach unbearable temperatures, keeping most families indoors. However, if you rent your home, you may have a harder time getting access to air conditioning. Your landlord is likely responsible for all HVAC decisions, including AC repairs and installation. Understanding your lease can help you stay comfortable and safe this summer.
Your Rental Agreement
Unlike heating, air conditioning isn’t often considered necessary for a home to be legally habitable. Every state differs in rental laws and what a landlord owes a tenant. If you move into a home that doesn’t have an air conditioner, you likely won’t be provided one. Install your own window unit or consider moving to a location with more amenities.
If your home has air conditioning and the system breaks down, your landlord is likely responsible for its maintenance and repairs. Always consult your lease before contacting your landlord to ensure you’re not liable for any additional costs. Once your AC stops working, call your landlord and request a service appointment. Landlords are legally bound to promptly provide all services included in your lease.
During the hottest months of the year, your home needs air conditioning to keep your family safe. If you encounter issues with your landlord delaying the AC repair process, consult your local landlord-tenant laws. Maintain copies of all your communication and contact a lawyer or housing counselor in your area for further advice.
Award-Winning HVAC Service
Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. can expertly repair your air conditioner in Madera, CA and the surrounding areas. We’ve been providing residential, commercial and industrial HVAC services in the area since 2005. Our award-winning team is proud to maintain an excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau. Let our certified technicians take care of all your heating and cooling needs. We can even replace your HVAC system with an improved model that will boost your indoor comfort. Rely on us to service your ductwork, improve your ventilation and complete an energy audit. Call us now to schedule your appointment.