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Friday, 17 September 2021

Extreme heat keeps AC technicians busy in Kansas City metro

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Extreme heat keeps AC technicians busy in Kansas City metro
Extreme heat keeps AC technicians busy in Kansas City metro

Near-triple digit heat has kept Kansas City-area air conditioning technicians busy.

AS THESE TEMPERATURESCONTINUE TO HEAT UP -MANY OF US ARECRANKING UP THE AIRCONDITIONER.UNFORTUNATELY - SOMEARE FINDING ISSUES WITHTHEIR UNITS.AND THAT'S MADE FOR ABUSY TIME FOR COOLINGCOMPANIES ...A NUMBER OF THEM AREBEING BOMBARDED WITHSERVICE CALLS.41 ACTION NEWS ANCHORBRYANT MADDRICKLEARNED WHAT YOU CANDO TO KEEP YOUR A-CRUNNING.I NOTICED PLENTY OF ACREPAIR TRUCKS DRIVINGAROUND.THEY ARE BUSY MAKINGSURE PEOPLE STAY COOL.FOR MANY OF US - COOLAIR IS A COMFORT.FOR FRED MILLER IT'S ALIFE SAVER.FRED MILLER / HOMEOWNER"I am a diabetic and I havehad some health issues and ifI don't stay in cool airconditioning, it's a realserioushealth issue for me."FRED'S AC IS MORE THAN20 YEARS OLD.HE CALLED THE FOLKS AT"DICK RAY" TO MAKE SUREIT KEEPS WORKING.AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE -FRED ISN'T THE ONLY ONECALLING.ZAC WOOTEN / HVACTECHNICIAN"We've been very busy.

Ofcourse everybody turns ontheir air conditioning all atonce when it gets hot, so thephones blow up and we getreally busy."TECHNICIAN ZAC WOOTENSAYS IF YOU WANT THECOOL AIR TO KEEPFLOWING - MAINTENANCEIS IMPORTANT.ZAC WOOTEN / HVACTECHNICIANOn this unit, a good rain willsometimes rinse these olderunits off.

The new ones havedoors that with louvers so yougot to pull the panels off andhose off that outdoor coils tokeep them clean so thesystem can breathe."STAYING COOL ISIMPORTANT.SO IS SAVING ENERGY.EVERGY SAYS THEY'REPREPARED FOR THE HEAT.AND HAVE OPTIONS TOCONSERVE LIKE THE"RESIDENTIALTHERMOSTAT" PROGRAM.KEVIN BRANNAN / EVERGY"On peak days such as todaywhen it's really hot outside orthere might be systemconditions, we will call onthose thermostats to reduceor curtail and it's for a coupleof hours.THE UTILITY CONTROLSTHERMOSTATS BY RAISINGTHE TEMPERATURE BYTWO OR THREE DEGREES.IT ONLY IMPACTS MISSOURICUSTOMERS WHO SIGNUP.IN RETURN THEY GETSPECIAL PERKS.BACK AT FRED MILLER'SHOUSE.SATISFACTION INSIDE ANDOUT.ZAC WOOTEN / HVACTECHNICIANIt makes me feel good toowhen they're appreciative andI fix something for them, I feelgood.

They feel good, so it's agood feeling all the wayaround."FRED MILLER THEHOMEOWNER WEINTRODUCED YOU TO WASGETTING ROUTINEMAINTENANCE.MAINTENANCE ISRECOMMENDED TO KEEPAWAY EMERGENCIES ANDSAVE MONEYREPORTING LIVE BRYANTMADDRICK 41 ACTIONNEWS.