I currently rent from landlords who then give me permission to sublet for roommates as necessary. We have a switch for our AC compressor outside our house that needs to be switched for the AC to actually work (otherwise it's just a fan blowing). We spoke with the landlords a few weeks ago and said if we saw another 80 degree (Fahrenheit) day, we'll need the compressor switched. They agreed. They're going out of town May 1st and 2nd, and we're expected to see record Temps in the 80s all weekend. I asked them to switch the compressor for us before the temperature hit the 80s (which would've been April 28th) and they replied saying their HVAC guy advised not turning the AC on until May 1st (May 1st through Oct 1st is what they said) and since they are going out of town, they won't turn it on until the 3rd. I have health issues though so I get sick (not super, but still unpleasant) if I deal with heat constantly. They've never seemed to be sticklers about this until now and i thought we had a really good relationship so far. I asked what the harm was in a few days early and rather than giving an answer, they doubled down with "it won't get turned on. We appreciate your patience". So I'm curious:
1. Is this legal?
2. What can I do about it?
3. What's stopping me from just flipping the switch myself?
4. I know this isn't so much a legal question, but what am I risking if I fight this? Is it worth the risk? Am I being a baby?
I'm in Utah.