Heat wave keeping air condition companies running nonstop
Air condition season is heating up in Saskatoon this year.
With highs hovering around the 30 degree Celsius mark this month Brent Badrock, service manager at Gibbon Heating and Air, said business is at a highpoint.
“We’re actually booked quite solid here for the next couple weeks. Calls keep pouring in on getting AC installed and A.C. repaired,” said Badrock.
He said the biggest issues they’re seeing are plugged filters and plugged condensation drains.
“If you’re seeing ice buildup on the top of the furnace where the coil is it’s usually an indication of a low charge or a plugged filter and that’s a common thing. People just kind of forget about their filters and the drain lines they get plugged just due to improper maintenance,” said Badrock.
He said these problems aren’t really a health concern but will mean a system will stop working properly.
For people thinking of installing a system or needing a repair, Badrock said it would be best to get on the phone right away.
“We haven’t had an air conditioning season for the last couple years. We haven’t seen this kind of weather for this long so it’s definitely been a landslide for I think everyone in town,” said Badrock.
It’s a similar story at J.O.B. Heating and Air Conditioning where employees are running nonstop responding to calls from this Saskatchewan heat wave.
The good news for people trying to beat the heat without air conditioning is that starting early next week Environment Canada is reporting cooler temperatures in the mid to low 20’s.