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Old 04-01-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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We are currently living in a very nice apartment complex which is 12 years old. The insulation in our attic does not meet code and our apartment is very hot when the temperature goes over 80 degrees. The management company will not increase the attic insulation in this apartment complex. We currently live on the Plano/Allen line and would like to know if there is another complex that is well built and has insulation up to code. We are currently paying $1350 per month for 1500 square feet. Thank you.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:49 PM
 
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How do you know your apt's insulation isn't up to code?
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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THanks for your response. I am suggesting it isn't up to code because our 2nd floor apartment heats up as if there is not sufficient insulation in the attic. The internal heat does not cool down until 7 or 8 pm at night.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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"well insulated apartment" is an oxymoron.

Your problem might not be insulation as it may be a bad air conditioner unit. Have someone check out your unit. Yes it will cost you about $100 but the alternative is to move which will cost you much more. It would be great if your landlord would pay for it but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:46 AM
 
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"well insulated apartment" is an oxymoron.

Your problem might not be insulation as it may be a bad air conditioner unit. Have someone check out your unit. Yes it will cost you about $100 but the alternative is to move which will cost you much more. It would be great if your landlord would pay for it but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Agree totally. My wife used to live in an apt that didn't cool down. The issue was her AC as busted and didn't have enough coolant to actually get the apartment temp down. To make it even worse, it had a faut that was also making it run the heating elements too.

Time to call maintenance.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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2nd floor units are always warmer than 1st floor, though it could be a bad air conditioning unit. Could also be your unit is oriented west and you are getting a lot of afternoon sunlight through your windows and patio doors, increasing the heat in your apartment. If you have a balcony that faces west, hang a bamboo shade outside and lower it so it can block the strong afternoon sun. You'll notice a big difference inside.

If all else fails, move to a lower unit that faces north.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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"well insulated apartment" is an oxymoron.

Ggolf nailed it here!

The only truly "well insulated apartment" is one on the 2nd floor with at least a 3rd level above you... and sandwiched in between units on both sides and in back of you. We lived in one like this many years ago and never had to use the heat... and rarely had to use the A/C... by far, the lowest power bills we've ever had!

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