Problems with keeping cool this summer

Saturday, July 19th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Air conditioners always seem to go out when you need them the most. This summer service technicians are busy trying to help folks beat the heat.

News on 6 reporter Patrina Adger says it reached 100 degrees again on Saturday. And our AC's are getting a workout trying to keep us cool. The calls to Air Assurance were pouring in Saturday.

We tagged along with a technician to see just how busy they are. David Edding started early Saturday morning fixing ACs in Broken Arrow. He services more than ten units a day. Edding sees everything from basic dirty coils to broken compressors.

He says ACs tend to go out in the summertime because the problems don't show up until it gets hot. "Main thing you want your AC serviced and checked once a year-change them every three months."

Edding says doing those things can save you money in the long run. The cost to clean dirty coils is fairly inexpensive, compared to a new compressor, which could cost you several hundred dollars.