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Chateau 68 apartment renters say they don't have consistent air conditioning

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 11:41:28-04

TULSA — Going without air conditioning in 90 degree weather can be dangerous for some as the temperatures rise.

Residents at Chateau 68 tell us that they haven't had consistent air conditioning in months.

Keisha Aetry and others living at Chateau 68 apartments say they've had enough.

"We are just waiting for air" Keisha Aetry said.

When Aetry's apartment reached 89 degrees in the middle of the night, she called the office immediately.

“I called the apartment and they told me that the city does not allow them to turn the air on until the end of April. I believe the exact date that they gave me was April 18 or April 19” Aetry said.

The new management owner, Trinity Property management, bought the property last week on June 27.

Since then, the residents haven't seen the results they were expecting.

“About two weeks ago almost the air has been off, they say you know we are going to get it fixed, then all of a sudden the apartment complex is taken over by a new property management company” Aetry said.

Trinity Property management didn't want to speak on camera but they did tell us they've had problems with the chiller system at Chateau 68 apartments.

They said they want to correct the problems as soon as they can, but Joshua Cruz, a two-year resident, said the only communication he's had with the new management company is on how to pay his rent.

In the meantime, residents are finding ways to stay cool in the heat.

“It’s just getting hotter and hotter so I went to Walmart and bought the highest blowing fan they had,” Aetry said.

Cruz complains that his children have to spend time with him in the heat, and their health is his main concern.

“My older son has asthma, so basically the only place he can go in the house is right in front of the air conditioning right now, that’s it. You know, he can’t run around, play, and have a place to cool off and that’s what I have to do every time he gets hot, I gotta cool him down because he can’t catch his breath,” Cruz said.

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