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Some businesses benefiting from intense heat

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Unique Heating and Cooling fixing an air conditioner. (Credit: KMOV) Unique Heating and Cooling fixing an air conditioner. (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Although the high temperatures might be uncomfortable, the heat is benefiting some businesses.

Air conditioning companies are in high demand. 

Heather Nunn’s air conditioning broke and she said, "It just went out and man it's so hot and with us doing a small in-home daycare, kids were hot, it was very miserable," says Nunn. 

Nunn says she called a local air and heating company for help. It turns out, she wasn't the only one. 

"We've been getting a lot of calls, cooling calls. We are trying to take them one at a time. We are trying to put them in order – elderly, people who only have one air conditioner," said John Jnau, Owner of Unique Heating and Cooling.  

Jnau says the heat is not just an issue for his customers, but his technicians too. 

"The humidity is so bad in St. Louis it makes us sweat so much and when we get on ladders and rooftops, we tend to get a little dizzy. We have to be very careful. Sometimes we work in pairs," said Jnau. 

One question many have is how to stay cool if your unit breaks down. 

"If the house is fairly cool, because it just broke yes, keep everything shut down so that we maintain that cool. If it starts to rise, obviously then you want to open some windows and make sure you take care of the pets and the children," said Jnau. 

Unique Heating and Cooling says they fixed Nunn’s air conditioning.

"Very cool in there and it started right up really fixed it and now the kids are a lot better," said Nunn. 

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