Some years back, we had a holiday experience with a host from hell.
It was summer, and we needed air conditioning in our rooms for most of the time indoors.
However, The holiday homeowner demanded that we leave the house during the day and that the HVAC installation be turned off until we return. The first day was easy because we were excited about sightseeing, but we were too tired on the second day to go anywhere. The house had no thermostat, so we couldn’t adjust the temperatures to what the owner preferred. She brought a fan to help with indoor comfort, but it was too hot. My mom was so angry that she left the comfort of her home, which has a quality HVAC system, to come and bake while on holiday. The owner only softened when we threatened to leave the house for another place. She agreed to back down on how we used the ductless mini-split systems in the four-bedroom house we were renting so long as we used the digital thermostat whenever we were out and opened the windows when it wasn’t too hot. Those rules sounded more reasonable. My resourceful mom went to the local cooling corporation and booked a cooling specialist to come to the holiday home for an air conditioner tune-up. She didn’t want the a/c worker to do any air conditioner service, but she needed him to speak with the owner about energy efficiency. That talk with the a/c professional from the indoor comfort business helped us a lot because we got to know the friendly woman beneath the aggressive businesswoman in front of the holiday homeowner.