Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With hot weather gripping South Georgia, many people have the air conditioner running non-stop.
Albany firefighters say that's not a good idea. Air conditioners are meant to cool off an area and then stop so the motor and other parts can also cool down.
Running the air conditioner without a break can lead to fires when the unit overheats.
If the A. C. unit catches on fire it can lead to serious damage to the entire home.
Firefighters say being aware of the limitations of the air conditioner before you buy it can help prevent problems.
Chief James Carswell of the Albany Fire Department said, "Most of the window units or even the central units are designed for a certain tonnage or certain BTU based on the area it's trying to cool. And, of course, that's the first thing you need to do. Make sure the area you're trying to cool, the unit's big enough to keep that area cool."
Chief Carswell says the best way to avoid problems with your air conditioner is to turn up the thermostat a bit so the A. C. doesn't constantly run.