Local heating and air companies swamped with summer calls

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WICHITA, Kansas — The summer heat wave is picking up in Wichita with temperatures hitting the 90s this past week.

Kenneth Taylor has been without an air conditioner unit for about three weeks and is getting it fixed because the weather has become unbearable.

“Most definitely,” said Kenneth Taylor, resident. “Oh my goodness! Oh my!”

Kenneth Taylor is trying to keep his cool Tuesday afternoon.

“We had a tornado about three weeks ago and it knocked out the unit,” said Taylor.

Not having a working air conditioner these past few days has been brutal for his family.

“Sleeping with the windows open and putting a fan in front of it,” said Taylor. “It’s comfortable. Gets you through the night.”

Crews from Roth Heating & Air made his nights more comfortable by replacing the damaged unit.

“We do the calls just as fast as we can,” said Brad Freeman, Installation Manager for Roth Heating & Air.

The company has been fielding calls non stop for installations and repairs for about a week now.

Even though it was a slow start because of the cool weather in May, the Installation Manager tells KSN News business is quickly picking up again.

“As hot as it’s going to get, we’re going to make it up fairly quickly,” said Freeman. “Hence working the later and the evenings trying to do an extra call and working the Saturday also we’re going to be able to keep up.”

Crews have been working 12 hour shifts and they say it’s only going to get longer as the summer progresses.

We’re also going to be seeing cottonwood trees bloom in a couple of weeks. Experts point out that seeds from the trees can clog your air conditioner so it’s best to keep up with maintenance.

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