Local HVAC companies seeing increase in calls as heat wave moves in | Local News

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) — With the three-digit heater, you may be thinking air conditioning for your home. If you need an appointment this weekend, it can be difficult to find an appointment. FOX 12 spoke to A-Temp Heating & Electrical on Thursday and they said they’re getting more calls this summer than ever.

That includes an increase in calls to install air conditioners and service units. The company says those calls spiked when we saw these heat waves. They say it was very hard to hold on as those historic temperatures hit Oregon and it’s another challenge to keep up with temperatures soaring this weekend.

They say air conditioning has become more and more of a necessity in the Pacific Northwest and every business is seeing these kinds of increases. “It used to be three days out of summer and people said, ‘Oh, I can get through those three days. But this is an example and I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I don’t see things changing now,” said Tyson Friedrich, general manager at A-Temp Heating & Electrical.

The company says that if you have an air conditioner it’s important to make sure it works properly and the most important thing is to check and replace your filters. A-Temp says you should also schedule regular maintenance.

HVAC companies say they are doing their best to meet demand this summer. The good news with this current heat wave is that nighttime temperatures will provide some relief from the heat. If you don’t have air conditioning and need a place to escape the sun during the day, you can always visit a cooling center.

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