What renters need to know about staying cool at home this summer

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

It’s not officially summer yet, but the temperatures are climbing (We’re looking at an Excessive Heat Warning for Sunday and Monday!), which means your air-conditioning unit is probably working extra hard. This time of year, it’s not uncommon for A/C units to get overloaded and quit.

When that happens, it can get not only uncomfortable in your home but also downright dangerous.

If you’re a renter, it’s on your landlord to make sure things get fixed so you can keep cool.

While it’s up to your landlord his or her obligations and to maintain a safe and comfortable environment, it’s up to you as a renter to know your rights.

[READ MORE: New city AC ordinance places heat on Phoenix landlords]

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The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Landlord Tenant Program is there to help you both.

There are two landlord/tenant workshops coming up.

July 18, 2018, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Maryvale Community Center
4420 N. 51st Avenue, 85031

October 18, 2018, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Sunnyslope Community Center
802 E. Vogel Avenue, 85020

If you have questions, you can contact the NSD any time.

Landlord/Tenant Program
Neighborhood Services Department
200 W. Washington St., fourth floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-534-4444 ext. 3
Email: landlord.tenant.nsd@phoenix.gov
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