The hot weather is heating up business for air conditioning repairmen.
Owners at Blount and Williams Heating and Air Conditioning in Greenville say business has increased by a third over last year's numbers. They say service technicians are averaging about 80 calls a week, and say the hot temperatures are putting a lot of wear and tear on air conditioning units.
Technicians say it's been a dry summer, which means loose dirt and grass gets sucked into air conditioners, causing them to run inefficiently. Blount and Williams owners say if the hot weather continues, they'll have to hire more workers.
Technicians say it's important to have your air conditioning unit serviced every year so that it runs its best and keeps you cool.