ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- As residents enjoy this break in the extreme heat, H-VAC companies are still being flooded with calls.
Most of those calls are overflow from jobs put off by emergency repairs during the heat wave.
“Usually I’m running eight to ten a day, and it’s from eight o’clock to six o’clock,” said Rich Vogt of Weis Comfort Systems.
Even though temperatures are giving residents a break today, air conditioning technicians are still working overtime.
“Today is kinda catching up from what we got over the weekend,” Vogt said.
Calls to local companies have been coming in non-stop since the heat wave struck last week. So much so it was even a struggle to set up an interview.
But it’s now the task of these companies to service customer units that were having issues before the heat struck.
“When people call in line, people who have maintenance contracts with us usually are priority customers, and usually we will get to them first before regular customers or new customers,” Vogt said.
Hot or not, Vogt says it’s important to keep the unit clean and the filter replaced. If residents think turning the unit off and giving it a break is a better idea, they may be making a mistake.
“If you shut it down, you’re warming your house back up. And it just takes that much more for your air conditioner to run to cool everything back down.”
Most companies recommend you make sure your filter is clean before calling a professional.