The air conditioner in my rented room has been giving me problems for quite some time now. Even with the temperature set low (22 degrees) and fan at full speed, it takes quite a long time to cool down the room.
Weekends are the worst time as I might be in while the scorching sun is just right outside my window. If the weather is really hot, the air conditioner will completely cease to operate, blowing nothing but hot air. It can be very unpleasant when that happens.
That is why I was glad when my landlord said she had called the service man to service the air conditioners in the house. My excitement was short-lived when I was told that I have to pay the service man myself. RM40 for a normal service sounded okay to me though. However, I was then told that my unit also needed a gas recharge and the bill increased to RM60.
The air conditioner is working perfectly now. There is a new problem though — it is a little too cold in my room now. Freezing cold!