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Heat Wave Means Busy Days for A.C. Techs

SALISBURY, Md. - When the mercury rises, the last thing anyone wants is their air conditioning unit to break down.  But the high temperatures put strain on the internal components of the units, and that is when air conditioning technicians come in very handy.

The problem is when it gets as hot as it was Wednesday on Delmarva, air conditioning units all over the place start breaking down and there are only so many people available to fix them.

"With these 90 degree temperatures, it is hard for us to keep up with the calls. So, we have to prioritize the elderly, infants that are in the house and also some commercial buildings," said Stanley Ray Pete, Sr., the owner of S.R. Pete & Sons.

Pete and his son were on a call Wednesday afternoon at a commercial location for an air conditioning unit that needed a new compressor.  It was a relatively big job, which means spending a lot of time out in the hot sun.  And it was just one of many calls a technician will try and get to on a day where the phone won't stop ringing.

 "Today, we had over 10 calls by 9 o' clock this morning and the calls are still coming in.  I have installers that are crossed trained as service techs also.  We will pull them off the job this afternoon and have them help catch on some calls."

So as the temperatures stay high, and the air conditioning units continue to break down, the technicians will continue to work in the heat to try and make our days a little cooler.
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