Air Conditioning companies preparing for hotter temperatures
COLUMBIA - The summer months are a busy time for air conditioning companies, but especially this week with excessive heat warnings in mid-Missouri.
The owner of Air Serv Heating and Air Conditioning said it's difficult to prepare for hotter temperatures.
"It always just seems to appear, people always need their air conditioning. We just try to deal with it the best we can," Rob Sachse.
Sachse said there are ways to keep your air conditioner running at all times.
"Checking their filters, making sure their filters not dirty, because clogged filters prevents air flow, prevents that cooling from happening," he said. "If they set their thermostats back just a little bit during the day so it doesn't have to work through the hottest part of the day."
One service technician who has been working in the heat all day said he enjoys what he does.
"I'd rather be helping people out keeping them cool then sitting in someplace to keep cool myself," Ryan Dempester, an Air Serv technician.
Dempester went to fix an air conditioner that wasn't cooling all levels of the house.
He said older air conditioners have a harder time cooling all levels, which is common during the summer months.