July 10, 2007
With Monday topping off at 94 degrees AC repairers were still fixing those broken units Tuesday.
“It’s been hot and cool, hot and cool,” said Dave McKinnon, a Fitch repairman, “we're just going as hard as we can just trying to catch up with everything.”
McKinnon said Monday's high temperatures had them repairing those much needed AC units, but its Tuesday's storms that can only add to their call volume. Sometimes the storms can trip your breaker making your air conditioning to stop working and that's what happened at Patrice Farley’s house ten days ago.
“It was 92 degrees on this floor,” said Fitch customer, Patrice Farley.
She said her dogs sat by the vents waiting for the air to come on while she tried everything to get it fixed before calling the professionals.
McKinnon said most of the problems he sees could be avoided with some simple routine maintenance.
“I would say there is two major causes of air conditioning problems one of them being a filter. Filters cause more problems than you can imagine and the second would be low on refrigerant.”
If your AC does stop working the first thing to do is turn it off. He said that makes it easier for repairers to find the problem.
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