I am currently on a easily slender budget, and by necessity, I’m renting a small apartment. My condo is not located in the greatest town, and the building is in desperate need of updates. The porch sags, the front door doesn’t close correctly and most of the windows are painted shut. There is insufficient insulation in the walls, and I doubt the electric is up to code. There aren’t enough power outlets, and if I run the microwave and coffee maker at the same time, I trip the breaker. The water pressure is easily low, and most of the faucets tend to drip. The toilet runs constantly, and I’m suspicious of a leak because the bathroom floor feels spongy beneath our feet. I am putting up with all of these complications because the rent is so cheap. However, our biggest complaint is the heating and cooling system. Since I’m responsible for the cost of the utilities, the inefficient gas furnace and air conditioning are great reasons to look for a current apartment. During the summer season weeks, I try never to beginning up the air conditioning. It makes a tremendous amount of noise, stinks easily musty and struggles to keep up with demand. Despite how high I set the control unit, the air conditioning never shuts off. It simply runs non stop and costs myself and others a tremendous amount on our electric bill. In the Wintertime, I have no choice however to run the gas furnace. The outside temperature is often below frosty, and even with bundling up in jackets and slippers, I need the furnace to keep warm. Unfortunately, the heating plan doesn’t put out easily much tepid air and yet it fills the condo with dust. It also costs a fortune to operate.