If maintenance at my apartment complex takes 3 months to fix my broken AC, am I entitled to get compensation for the high electric bills in the meantime?
I moved into my apartment in May of this year. Once it started to get hot toward the end of the month, I noticed my AC would run constantly. I put in a service request to get it fixed, and maintenance came over and adjusted the thermostat. They considered the problem fixed. I noticed my AC still continued to run so I put another request in and it took them another week and a half to finally come out and take a second look. This time, they cleaned the coils (or something along those lines) and then left again and said it was fixed. Still, the problems persisted, so I put another request in. Next time they come out, all they did was say that because I live on the 3rd floor then the AC would run a lot, especially during hot temperatures. About a week after that, I threaten to get some other HVAC people out to troubleshoot the problems and upon finding something wrong, I will sue for my high electric bills. Well that sparked some urgency with my landlord and so they sent another maintenance person over. This time, they found a leak in my AC and found that there was no freyon in the unit itself so it was blowing out room temperature air. When I asked for compensation, they told me that they will not provide it since they fixed the problem 3 times already. In reality, I feel that they should have checked the freyon and temperature in the first place (logical first step to troubleshooting AC unit). Should I be able to get compensation for my extremely high electric bills (example: avg 80/month turns into 250/month bill) for 3 months from my landlord?