Having a gentile turn on the heater or air conditioner on Shabbos

Having a gentile turn on the heater on Shabbos:[1]

If it is a great need, such as on a very cold day or if one has small children and it is even mildly cold, then it is permitted to ask a gentile to turn on the heat whether on Shabbos or Yom Tov.[2]

 

May one ask a gentile to turn on the fan or air conditioner on Shabbos?[3]
Some Poskim[4] rule that if it is a great need, such as a very hot day, then it is permitted to do so. Other Poskim[5] however rule it is forbidden to ask a gentile to turn on the fan or air conditioner on Shabbos, even if it is a very hot day.

 

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[1]
Admur 276/15; See Nitei Gavriel 33/10; Piskeiy Teshuvos 276/18

[2] The reason: As everyone is considered like a sick person in relation to the cold. [Admur ibid]

[3] See Nitei Gavriel 33/10; Piskeiy Teshuvos 276/18

[4] Chelkas Yaakov 1/145; 3/139; Minchas Yitzchak 3/23; Beir Moshe 6/93; Mishneh Halachos 5/42

[5] Igros Moshe Y.D. 3/47; Devar Yehoshua 2/7; Vayaan Yosef 1/137; Or Letziyon 2/25-5; Rav Ekyashiv in Koveitz Teshuvos 1/32; See Piskeiy Teshuvos ibid footnote 135; See also however Admur 313/17 that heat is not considered a Choleh like the cold, but simply like one who is Mitztaer.

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