Last winter was my first winter in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- I was previously living down south and I decided to move to Minneapolis for a job opportunity.
All of my friends warned me that the temperatures were going to be vastly different. I honestly didn’t think it would be a big deal. I’ve been skiing and snowboarding and I thought that cool temperatures would be a nice change compared to the heat and humidity in the south. I moved in the middle of September and I started my job on the first of October. It was already cool and windy during the day. A month after I moved, we had a powerful snowstorm that dropped 10 inches of snow in one day. I wasn’t prepared for all of that snow and neither was the furnace in my rental house. There was no heat coming from the ductwork even when the furnace was running. I contacted my landlord and he told me to find a furnace repair service in Minneapolis. I didn’t know who to choose and I wish that my landlord would have been a lot more helpful. He didn’t even stay on the phone for more than a minute or two. I found a furnace repair company in Minneapolis and they had same day appointments available. It was $600 to repair the furnace. My landlord told me to deduct the cost of the furnace repair from my rent next month. I’m glad that the landlord is going to pay for the furnace repairs, but I wish he would have been a lot more helpful on the phone.