THE HEAT IS KEEPING REPAIR CREWS BUSY.
A-C TECHNICIANS ARE FLOODED WITH CALLS.
AND WORKING OVERTIME TO KEEP YOUR HOME OR OFFICE COOL.
KXLY-4'S JOHN HENDRICKS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
WITH HOW TO CUT DOWN ON A COSTLY REPAIR BILL
HE JOINS US LIVE FROM THE SKY DECK TONIGHT.
AND JOHN WHAT DID YOU FIND OUT TODAY?
I TALKED TO SEVERAL TECHNICIANS TODAY AND THEY TELL
ME MANY OF THE PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE CAN BE FIXED
ONE COMMON PROBLEM THEY'RE SEEING CAN BE FIXED SIMPLY
BY CHANGING YOUR AIRFILTER.
THE HEAT OF SUMMER HERE TO STAY IN THE INLAND NORTHWEST.
TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE 90 FOR THE NEXT
That you fold holding how can I help you.
He's out on the palouse there so he's not quite done
THAT HAS DISPATCHERS AT
R-AND-R HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
ANSWERING SOME 12-HUNDRED CALLS A DAY FOR HELP.
We can give some trouble shooting to our customers
to allow them to try to get it repaired without spending
money on the diagnostics fee.
This year getting up to close to 100 degrees already,
it gets really busy.
STEVE NORDQUIST IS A TECHNICIAN WORKING 11 HOURS A
DAY HEADING TO THOSE CALLS.
It gets to the point where we can't just take care
of everybody in one day and so we have to scheduling
them out so it keeps us busy for a while.
TECHS SAY SOME OF THE THINGS YOU CAN DO IS CHANGE
YOUR FILTER ONCE A MONTH.
KEEP YOUR THERMOSTAT AT NO LOWER THAN 72-DEGREES TO
KEEP THE UNIT FROM FREEZING UP.
AND HAVE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE DONE BEFORE THE HEAT ARRIVES...
Please be patient with us we're absolutely doing the
best that we possibly can to get everybody taken care
of and we understand that it's hot.
SO IF YOU NEED TO HAVE A TECHNICIAN COME CHECK THINGS
YOU CAN EXPECT ABOUT A 2 TO 3 DAY WAIT.
REPORTING LIVE FROM THE SKY DECK TONIGHT.