When moving into an apartment in the summer, one of the first things you’ll be doing is installing air-conditioning units (one or two, depending on your apartment). It is strongly recommended and preferred that you purchase, install and use a self-evaporative, portable air-conditioning unit in your apartment. The portable unit may be a bit more expense to purchase; however, when comparing the pros and cons, the overall cost is comparable.
Installing and using the new technology of a self-evaporative, portable air-conditioning unit will not only allow for better flexibility and use of the window(s) in your apartment, it will also save time and money in the future.
The conventional, window air-conditioners are bulky, sometimes difficult to install, not as energy efficient and, if not properly installed, may cause damage to the window sill, window sash, wall and/or building. Additionally, conventional, window air-conditioners at King & Queen Apartments must be installed and uninstalled by an approved contractor. You will need to schedule with the contractor and pay them the service fees to install and then uninstall the conventional air-conditioning unit. The cost and potential inconvenience of this will come close to, or equal, the additional cost of purchasing a self-evaporative, portable air-conditioning unit over that of a conventional, window air-conditioner.
Before purchasing or installing a self-evaporative, portable or conventional, window air-conditioning unit, please read King & Queen Apartments’ Tenant Handbook & Rules and Regulations regarding Air-Conditioners (section C, pages 9 & 10 (2018-2019)).
King & Queen Apartments’ Rules & Regulations state that you must contact a Landlord’s approved contractor to install a conventional, window air-conditioning unit. If the approved contractor does not install the window air-conditioning unit an you install it on your own, the installation of the unit will need to be evaluated to ensure that it was done properly, and you will be charged the cost to either install the unit properly, or the trip charge for verifying that the air-conditioning unit was installed properly.
You must make an appointment ahead of time with the contractor to have a conventional, window air-conditioning unit installed. They are scheduling a few days to assist with the installation of window air-conditioning units. At this time, the contractor will be available on June 8, 2018 between 1:00pm-3:30pm, the commencement date of the lease, and June 11th between 3:00pm-6:00pm, to install conventional, window air-conditioning units at the apartment community. It is possible that additional days will be added to accommodate multiple move-ins on the same date.Again, you must make an appointment with the contractor ahead of time.
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Self-evaporative, portable air-conditioners do not need to be installed or evaluated by a landlord-approved contractor. Please follow the installation instructions outlined in your Tenant Handbook & Rules and Regulations.
Also, management needs to know what date you will be moving into your apartment. Please contact Crisney Brooks at Crisney@Brooks-RE.com with the date you will be moving in (and anticipated time of day), whether it is on June 8th, or on another date.