Recently, I moved into a new place. I was skeptical about what I should do for my living situation because I am new to the area and didn’t know many people. However, I wanted to have roommates so that I could split the rent and get to know some people in the area. I found someone on the internet and we set up a time to meet in person. All of the girls in the house were friendly and close to my age. It seemed like a safe bet. While the girls have been kind and welcoming, I’ve faced a number of problems with the heating and cooling in my bedroom. It’s been one of the coldest weeks we’ve had all winter, and the heat in my room is not working at all. Not only is there no air coming from the vent in my bedroom, but there is also water leaking out of it. Our landlord claimed that the reason the heat was not working upstairs was because the heater in my room needed to be drained out. However, my roommates drained the heater prior to me moving in. Now, it is still leaking and the heat has yet to kick on. We’ve reached out to the landlord on countless occasions, and he still hasn’t done anything about it. While there are worse things that could come from moving in with strangers, I am still really disturbed that the heat will not work. It is unfair that I have to pay utility bills when I am freezing throughout the night. Not to mention, I am worried about my belongings getting damaged from the water leaking. I am thinking I may have to take matters into my own hands and contact an HVAC technician myself if my landlord continues to do nothing.