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asking non-Jew to turn on lights or AC


if the lights or air conditioner were forgotten to be switched for Shabbos on can the goy be asked indirectly to switch them on


A non-Jew cannot be asked to turn on the lights even indirectly, because a Jew cannot have any direct benefit from a melacha preformed by a non-Jew for a Jew.

Regarding turning on the AC- if it is extremely uncomfortable it is permitted.

All the best



Turning on AC- Minchas Yitzchak 3:23, Shemiras Shabbos Kehilchaso 13:39 and 30:11 (cf. Igros Moshe Y”D 3 47:2)

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