I am currently trying to spend our savings off our student loans, while also covering our car payment, insurance and rent. I’m working at an entry level position and not making a lot of cash. While waiting for a promotion, I’m residing in a crappy little lake house because of the cheap rent. The lake house is not in the greatest location and all of the appliances are seriously aged. The oven smokes, the freezer isn’t freezing enough, and the faucets all drip. The windows leak air and yet are painted shut. There is easily little sizzling water and the toilet runs continually. The a/c struggles to keep up with demand. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the a/c was barely putting out any cool air. I cleaned the air filter, however that made no improvement in performance. I then called our property owner, who promised to come look at the cooling unit. I waited 3 days and then called him back. The property owner again promised to check the a/c. I waited more than one more days, and decided to take a look at the a/c myself. Although I have no system how to service an a/c, the concern was rather obvious. The outside unit was sitting at a dire tilt. I’m guessing this caused all of the refrigerant to drain to 1 side and impacted its ability to cool the apartment. I found a board that I was then able to wedge under the unit to level it. Once the a/c was sitting level, it started performing much better. Not only does the a/c supply way more cool air, however our daily energy costs are lower.