Whether you’re living in an apartment unit or a terrace house, you’ll have to be considerate of your neighbours. It’s not okay to be oblivious when your lifestyle is affecting those living in the area. For the sake of everyone’s comfort, one must compromise so that everyone can live their lives at ease.
Most of the time, people would usually complain about noisy neighbours from next door or the unit above or below. Some would even complain about dirty neighbours for not doing their part in keeping the residential area clean. This family, however, is not happy with one man who has been blasting 9 air-conditioners at the same time. Here’s the story:
A man named Liu and his family (living in an apartment building in Sengkang, Singapore) filed several complaints against their downstairs neighbour who apparently had been blasting 9 air-conditioners simultaneously at 18oC daily since he moved in. Due to this, the Liu family’s floors in the upper unit would get so cold that water would condense on the tiles. The freezing air can apparently also be felt in the corridors outside the neighour’s unit.
“We have to mop the floors 3-times a day,” Liu complained. According to Shin Min Daily, the downstairs neighbour, Huang is suffering from end-stage liver cancer and the freezing temperature apparently helps improve his immunity. He explained that he has no choice but to keep his home extra cold so that he can stay comfortable as he doesn’t do well in the heat. It was also reported that he spends a total of RM32,900 a month on air-cond bills.
However, his approach received complaints from his upstairs neighbour. The two parties negotiated and agreed to a proposal where the 63-year-old cancer patient will only keep 2 air-conds on in the master bedroom. He will switch off the rest if he’s not using the other rooms in his house. Huang also agreed that if the solution didn’t solve the problem, he’ll move out.
Unfortunately, as reported by Utusan, the terminally ill man had just moved out of his unit last week after receiving continuous complaints from his other neighbours. He took a total of 8 air conditioners with him when he moved out. Hopefully he found another place that can accommodate to his needs.