I hadn’t realized how cold it had gotten outside! After a long day of skiing at our favorite resort, I drove back to the AirBnB I was renting to get some much-needed shut-eye before our next ski session tomorrow, as I exited the automobile and walked toward the front steps, I felt the icy wind on our exposed face; I was ecstatic I went to the condo when I did! Now to soak up some delicious heated air in the condo I had rented, perhaps I’d even consider taking a warm bath to ease our sore muscles! When I opened the door, I was surprised that it just wasn’t warmer inside.
In fact, it was almost as cold as the air outside. I reached down to put a hand against the baseboard heaters, and didn’t recognize any warmth. Perplexed, I found a temperature control on the wall, and cranked it up. I waited a few minutes, and nothing seemed to change. I searched for signs of a heating system, however didn’t see any vents in the floors or the ceiling. I did the next-best thing and looked around for an area heater. It couldn’t update a fully-functioning heating system, baseboard heaters, or a heated floor system, however beggars can’t be choosers, and our chances were slim. I found it hiding in a linen closet, and blocked it in at as central a point in the condo as I could find. I couldn’t recognize the heating and air conditioning plan wasn’t working! I double-inspected the rental listing, and saw our screw-up: the condo listed that it had a central a/c, however next to a little flame icon, the listing clearly said, “No heat.” No wonder I had gotten such a superb deal! Next time, I resolved to learn the fantastic print.