I am currently trying to pay off my student loans, while also covering my car payment, insurance and rent. I’m working at an entry level position and not making a lot of money. While waiting for a promotion, I’m living in a crappy little apartment because of the cheap rent. The apartment is not in the greatest location and all of the appliances are extremely outdated. The oven smokes, the freezer isn’t cold enough, and the faucets all drip. The windows leak air and yet are painted shut. There is very little hot water and the toilet runs continually. The air conditioner struggles to keep up with demand. A few weeks ago, I noticed that the air conditioner was barely putting out any cool air. I cleaned the air filter, but that made no improvement in performance. I then called my landlord, who promised to come look at the cooling unit. I waited three days and then called him back. The landlord again promised to check the air conditioner. I waited two more days, and decided to take a look at the air conditioner myself. Although I have no idea how to repair an air conditioner, the problem was rather obvious. The outside unit was sitting at a drastic tilt. I’m guessing this caused all of the refrigerant to drain to one 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 air conditioner was sitting level, it started performing much better. Not only does the air conditioner supply way more cool air, but my monthly utility bills are lower.