My girlfriend and I live with our two dogs in a small two bedroom one bathroom duplex.
It is perfect for our lifestyle and also includes a small yard outback, which is more than ideal.
We moved in together almost two years ago and have enjoyed how nice our neighbors are.Our only issue with the duplex is its only source of heat: the wall heater. The wall heater operates mostly from our furnace in the garage, which is a great thing because our furnace is awesome. But it is also a terrible thing because our wall heater always emits odd fumes. We had to recently call our local Heating and A/C tech to assist us with a solution, and even though we are on the coast, the weather does occasionally get quite cold, especially in the evenings during all seasons, even summer. Our Heating and A/C tech came out almost immediately, and was able to diagnose the issue with our wall heater. One of the dogs had managed to get a furry toy stuck in the bottom of it, causing it to smoke slightly whenever we turned it on. The Heating and A/C professional then needed to upgrade the front grate, as a giant mess of melted plastic and fuzz was etched into it. Once he was done, we were good to go, and ended up using the wall heater that evening, but when we switched it on, it turned on almost silently, with a comforting murmur emerging from the wall heater every now and again. We are so grateful we got this fixed, and we will absolutely make sure to keep an eye on the dogs and their many toys from now on going forward.