Demand for HVAC services climbs as temperatures heat up

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) — As the heatwave continues, HVAC companies are busier than ever repairing and installing air conditioners. With services in high demand, it may take a while to get help if your air conditioner isn’t working.

At Dan’s Heating and Cooling in Wichita, the crews are working a lot of overtime.

“We know it’s hot there. People suffer, people suffer. We had a client last night, our crews were there until nearly 1am. It’s not what we like to do, but we wanted to make sure they were taken care of,” said Mike McDowell, Dan’s general manager of heating and cooling.

McDowell said the company is booked for about three weeks. It’s similar for other companies, so if your AC goes down, you’ll probably have to depend on fans for a while unless you’re part of a desired maintenance program for whatever company you’re using.

It can also shorten your wait time by moving you closer to the top of the list. But there’s another factor that can affect your wait time: a shortage of parts and whole AC units, along with slower shipping to the Midwest. – then you are at the mercy of the schedule because everyone calls at the same time as you.’

It can also shorten your wait time by moving you closer to the top of the list. But there’s another factor that can affect your wait time: a shortage of parts and whole AC units, along with slower shipping to the Midwest.

“There are still parts available, but that stock is shrinking. The same goes for coolant,” McDowell said.

Even if your AC is working, there are simple steps you can take to keep your home cool. These include turning on a fan and closing blinds. This prevents heat from entering, so your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard.

“Keep your thermostat the same temperature, don’t turn it too low, because you’re going to make it work too hard… replace your filter. It’s really not hard, it’s not rocket science. It’s just something people don’t do every day think about it,” McDowell said.

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