FORT WAYNE, Ind (WANE) – This heat can be dangerous, especially for those who are working outside or who don’t have air conditioning.
When it gets this hot, AC units are put through the ultimate tests, and often times fail. It’s been a busy few days for Korte HVAC Service Technician Trevor Miller. The most common call– fixing the AC.
When NewsChannel 15 met up with him Friday morning at a no-cool call,the temperature was already rising.
If you’ve ever had your AC break on what seems to be the hottest days of the summer, it’s not bad luck.
“These things are really working at their max right now,” Miller said. “Extreme heat really puts an air conditioner through its test.”
On this call Miller arrived and it was more than 80 degrees inside the house.
“This is what we call a no-cool where the customer has no cooling capability whatsoever,” Miller said. “The fan inside was running but the air conditioner was not. What we had was a breaker that had tripped.”
Miller said being proactive before the sweltering days is best to make sure your AC will run when you want it to. A lot of companies, like Korte, have maintenance programs.
“We come out twice a year once furnace and once AC and just double check everything,” Miller said.
The homeowner didn’t want to speak, but Miller said from experience people think he’s a hero.
“When we show up they are the most happy people in the world and when we leave and we’re able to fix it and get them back cooling you become a hero,” Miller said.
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