Some days I can’t tell if our landlord is a terrible person or just a moron. I kind of hope its the latter, because sometimes the guy does succeed in making me feel almost bad for him. But this landlord is just horrible about getting anything fixed, or understanding things when I tell him what’s wrong. Me, I’m fairly smart and I prefer to be informed than not. When something goes wrong in my rental house, I’m quick to do some research, look at the problem, and at least try to figure out whats wrong. That way when I tell my landlord what’s going on, he knows the extent of what we’re looking at before he gets slammed with the bill out of nowhere. But no matter how many times I tell him, he keeps just not getting the boiler looked at. It’s an ancient cast iron model, and it’s got more cracks in it than the ice in our driveway. He tells me that they run forever, but it hasn’t been inspected in four years! Plus this cast iron boiler is over fifty years old! That is ancient for an HVAC device, and pretty old for a cast iron boiler too. I’m really worried that without an HVAC maintenance checkup for this ancient central heater, our house could have the boiler break down in the middle of a bad winter storm. I just need my landlord to get this HVAC unit inspected and possibly repaired, why is that so hard? I swear, he’s just worried the inspection will go badly and he’ll have to replace the boiler entirely. But hey, better to replace it with a plan than in an emergency when the old one has died.