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Work is steady for AC Technicians

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dangerously hot weather will continue this weekend. The last thing you need is for your air conditioner to go out, but that's happening more often now that many units are running almost non-stop.

The unit at the Dog House on Highway 19 was one of the locations South Georgia Heating and Air Conditioning responded to on Friday.

The problem with their unit was dust clogging up the condenser coils.

Shawn Vallandingham wasn't running the fan in his business by choice.

"About 3PM we noticed it started getting a little warm in there," said Vallandingham, Dog House, Owner.

The employees couldn't bear the heat, with no cool air blowing the temperature inside climbed to 95 degrees.

Technicians J.C. and Jack have been busy.

"Busy, busy, busy, we work from can to cane," said J.C., South Ga. Heating & Air Conditioning "probably average between 30 to 40 calls per day".

"They don't like to be hot, they're irate when they're hot," said Jack, South Ga. Heating & Air Conditioning.

When they get to customers, the causes run the gamut.

"Most of these it's dirty coils or bad fan motors, stuff we could have prevent," said Jack, South Ga. Heating & Air Conditioning.

Technicians say the hotter it gets the more stress on the machines, some that aren't properly maintained could burn out.

They say a lot of the calls they're responding to can be avoided if customers practice preventative maintenance, like setting up a service plan with their AC company or changing the filter regularly.

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