7 News viewer helps woman without A/C for 12 days


GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA-TV) – You watched and you responded! Wednesday, 7 News told you about a Greenville woman who said she suffered a heat stroke after going without air conditioning in her rental home for 12 days.

Within minutes of that story airing, 7 News viewers came through to help.

A local heating and air company stepped up in a big way, driving straight to Daisey Fuller’s mobile home in Dixie Estates Wednesday night with an a/c unit and they installed it for free!

Daniel Kennedy with Kennedy Heating and Air in Greenville didn’t want praise, but told 7 News’ Addie Hampton that he wanted to make sure Daisey Fuller and her family could sleep comfortably going into this hot weekend. He said they will also work for free on any units in Dixie Estates that may have problems in the future.

Wednesday, 7 News reached out to Air Pro, the company that Dixie Estates said would be working to fix Ms. Fuller’s A/C. Owner, Lonnie Kennedy, responded on Thursday. He said that he came out and provided a quote to Dixie Estates owner, Scotty Cannon, but they did not move forward with a business transaction and that’s where his services ended.

Kennedy said he would never intentionally allow a family to suffer, but he was under the impression that another company would be fixing the issue.

The story also prompted a flood of questions from 7 News viewers. Many asked is if this legal or if it should take more than a week for a renter to see a fix on a basic need.

Greenville landlord attorney, J.J. Andrighetti, cited the state’s Landlord Tenant Act, specifically statute 27-40-440. It says the landlord must “maintain in reasonably good and safe working order” air conditioning, among other things.

7 News left a message with the leasing office at Dixie Estates asking for Mr. Cannon to get back with us.

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