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Air Conditioning

When temperatures rise outside, we want to help you keep cool inside. Air-conditioning is provided in the Anthony Apartments. In Scheidler, window units are allowed. You may have one installed by submitting an AC request form to our office.

One air conditioner is permitted per apartment. In Scheidler only, you and your physician can document a medical need for a second air conditioner. The form must be completed by you and your physician and returned to the University Apartments office.

We ask that you provide your own air-conditioning unit(s). Please follow the guidelines below for size specifications, installation, and maintenance.

Specifications
Air conditioners must measure no more than 16 inches in height and be wired for 110/120V electricity. They should also measure at least 16 inches in depth (from the front to the back of the unit). Please review the window sizes in specific apartments. Suitcase air conditioners, other portable air conditioners, and air conditioners with a center drain are not permitted and will not be installed.

Installation
Air conditioners must be installed by the University Apartments maintenance staff. If you choose to attempt installation on your own, a charge will be assessed for unauthorized installation, plus any damage caused by improper installation.

Air conditioners are normally only installed from approximately mid-May to late September. We will install your unit as quickly as possible after you submit your request to our office. During certain times of the summer (when the temperatures are high or during heavy move-in times), a backlog of requests could delay installation. Weather could also cause a delay.

We ask that you don't schedule a time for installation because that can cause lengthy delays. Phone calls to residents prior to installation are not possible. If you wish to be present for the installation, you need to list at least four-hour blocks of time on several different days when you will be available. Please be aware that when there is a backlog of requests, appointments are very difficult to arrange.

If our maintenance staff visits your apartment two separate times and cannot enter, your request will be passed over and returned to the University Apartments office. It is impossible to make assurances as to when the installation will occur.

Advance Preparation
Your air conditioner must be placed next to the window where you want it to be installed. If it’s new, the unit must be removed from the box and any required assembly completed. Due to liability reasons, our maintenance staff cannot move the air conditioner from one floor to another or remove it from a vehicle. Failure to have the unit in the proper place when the maintenance staff arrives will result in a delay of your installation and/or removal of your installation request.

Proper Maintenance
After your air conditioner is installed, you need to periodically check and clean the filter in the unit. The filter keeps the air conditioner clean inside and working properly. A dirty filter can cause the unit to freeze up and/or drain improperly, which can result in water leaking into the window or onto the wall and floor. If this happens, you will be responsible for the cost of any damage. If you have an owner's manual for the unit, please check it for information on removing and cleaning the filter. Removing the filter often involves opening or removing the front cover of the air conditioner and pulling the filter out; cleaning just involves rinsing the filter under running water.
University Apartments
3460 North Tillotson Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-5095
Fax: 765-285-2465
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