ALIQUIPPA (KDKA) — Residents of a Beaver County apartment building say their landlord has not yet turned on the air conditioning despite the hot temperatures we had over the weekend.
It’s happening at the Towne Tower Apartments on Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa.READ MORE: Computer Chip Shortage Causing A Slow Down In The New Car Market
About 60 people live in the complex, most of them are senior citizens and some have health conditions.
The residents say they’ve been opening windows and using fans, but it’s just not enough.
“When I asked about it, it was like, we was asking for something they couldn’t do. It’s hot, it’s real hot,” said Sandra Gill, a resident. “I’m sure they don’t have to go home to this, but this is how we’re living down here. We had the screen, maybe we can open the window, but we don’t have any screens in the windows.”READ MORE: Truck Rollover Causing Traffic Delay On I-70 Eastbound
Some of the residents have taken to sitting outside of the building near the front door to try and beat the heat.
“It’s stifling up there, and that’s why they’re out here,” said Robert Adamson, who has a sister that lives in the building. “They were complaining, and apparently, according to some of the people, they don’t really know when they’re going to turn it on.”
The rental office was closed Monday for the holiday.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Another Chilly Start Gives Way To A Mild Afternoon
However, KDKA contacted Aliquippa’s mayor who called the building’s landlord who said he would have the air conditioning system up and running by Tuesday.