The joys of a rental unit

Owning a house has become much more of a hassle the older I get.  I’ve lucked out to be able to make some money on the sale of 2 homes.  However, with the economic climate the way it is now, owning a house isn’t necessarily the financial lock it once was.  The value of home ownership is debatable for the first time in my life. The sale of my last home was not anywhere as lucrative as the first sale.  Plus, I’m sick of being on the hook for every single detail. I’m just not as interested in the weight of home ownership. The next time the HVAC goes out, it’s not on me.  Currently, all I have to do is call the rental office if I have a problem with an appliance. Granted, the rental office may not move on my requests with the seriousness I might.  But, I love it someone else has to call the heating and cooling guys to make an appointment. In fact, I am having a bit of an HVAC issue right now. The heating and cooling unit in our rental house is way overdue for an upgrade.  I have pointed out that I am dealing with a heat pump which has less than a 10 SEER rating. The refrigerant could also be r 22 this HVAC is so old. In my call to the rental office, I reminded them it may behoove them to replace the HVAC unit now.  Waiting another year will be more expensive. The close to 2020 we get, the more it’s going to cost to replace a decrepit HVAC unit. The dawn of 2020 marks the time r 22 refrigerant will no longer be manufactured in the United States. I’m urging the rental group to upgrade my HVAC now while the prices are more reasonable.  But, I’m glad it’s someone else’s problem.

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