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.
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.
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.
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.
Personal air conditioners need to be removed by University Apartments maintenance staff. We suggest you submit a work order at least two weeks prior to the date you are leaving to request removal. Often they are removed just before your move-out date unless you request otherwise. Be aware that weather conditions (rain, snow, ice, etc.) can cause a delay in removal. Maintenance will only remove the a/c and set it on the floor of the room it is in; They will not move it to another room, up or down stairs, or to any other apartment. There is no charge for removal. If you are disposing of your air conditioner, DO NOT put it in the dumpster. Place old air conditioners behind the office building. We will have it properly disposed of to prevent Freon from leaking and contaminating the atmosphere.
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.