I was in a fairly sticky situation when I moved into a cheap apartment. I mean literally, the HVAC vents were sticky like drinks had been spilled on them. Also the HVAC system struggled to a certain degree. I remembered that the lease didn’t mention anything about the landlord maintaining the A/C system, but they did provide tune-ups for the heater system. I was at least thankful for that. And also, I was glad that there was a cooling system at all, it could have been worse. I might have had to buy a window A/C and block my view to the outside. I ended up calling the local HVAC company to see what they could do for me. I wanted to improve the air quality and hopefully lower the energy bills. The HVAC professional said the ductwork was clogged up and my A/C system could use a tune-up for sure. So I went for this HVAC maintenance. When the ductwork was clean, I was amazed at how much the air quality improved in a little while. The system didn’t struggle nearly as much to cool down the space either. I bet previous tenants never had that done so that could have been as much as a decade of dirt and debris just building up inside the ductwork system. That’s sickening when you think about it, so I was glad I had it cleaned out. Also, the energy bills did go down quite a bit, and I knew it was because there were no more clogs in the system causing the A/C system to struggle.