I know there is a stereotype out there that has everyone believing that landlords are just sitting on piles and piles of money, but I hate to break it to you, that is just not the case. They are working people just like the rest of us trying to make a few extra bucks. Owning properties, and renting apartments or houses to renters, is a lot more trouble than it is worth. This is something that I have slowly learned over the last two years. After only two years as a proprietor I may just sell the place and be done with it. My renters have been having an ongoing issue with their central HVAC system in their house. The cooling system and furnace were only installed three years ago, and I make sure to have them inspected and serviced yearly by a local HVAC technician I used to go to college with. I know for a fact the cooling system worked perfectly when they first moved in, but they regularly complain that it does not work. I had my buddy go by again, just a few days ago to inspect the entire HVAC system from top to bottom. He came back to me and said that the family living there regularly keeps their windows wide open, for natural ventilation, even while the cooling system is still running. This has placed incredible stress on the HVAC system, which is basically trying its best at cooling down the entire neighborhood. He told me that the almost-new HVAC system now looked like it was almost more than nine years old, thanks to all the extra cooling it had been forced to do.