An accident with the air conditioner

Staying in a rental cabin on the lake is very different from renting a hotel room.

When you stay at a hotel, you know the maids will be coming in every single day to tidy things up.

There is a certain level of debauchery that is accepted, even encouraged, in hotels and motels, but renting a cabin on the lake is quite different. Here you are expected to clean up after yourself, and while you don’t have to do the dirty bedding, you are expected to put it in the washing machine before you leave. I was shocked when a renter in one of my properties stole the window mounted air conditioner when they checked out. Did they think that I would not notice that the only cooling component in the cabin was gone? I called the person, outraged, but they claimed to be ignorant of the air conditioner being missing. I hung up on them, and went outside to inspect the window. These kinds of air conditioners hang mostly outside of the house, and are held in place by sturdy metal brackets. Much to my chagrin, I saw that one of the brackets had snapped off, and the air conditioning unit had fallen out of the window and down an embankment. How the bracket snapped is a mystery to me, but it was somewhat of a relief to find out that the client had not stolen the air conditioner. This one was damaged, but a skilled HVAC tech was able to patch it back up and get it mounted in the window.



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