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Las Vegas man says he's been living without air conditioning for almost two weeks

Posted at 6:18 PM, Jun 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-26 21:37:53-04

A Las Vegas man is packing up his apartment near Harmon Avenue and Boulder Highway because he said it is cooler outside than it is in his unit.

Michael Giglia leaves the door to his apartment open to try and cool off his home. He said it's reaching 115 to 120 degrees inside. A small fan is his only hope.

"You have to get up at 3 o'clock in the morning to go outside just to cool off," said Giglia. "You can't sleep in there."

Giglia should have air conditioning.

It is considered an essential service when weather is this hot. If you don't have air conditioning, give your landlord written notice and give them a chance to fix it. If they don't at least try, you can take action, including withholding rent.

Giglia admitted he has not given them written notice, but said he has been to the office. 13 Action News went to the office, too. Our crew was asked to stop recording and obliged the request. We continued to ask the property manager questions off camera, but he would not respond to them and asked our crew to leave the property.

After leaving East Harmon Courtyard, another tenant got in touch with 13 Action News, saying she too is without air conditioning.