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Metro heating and cooling companies see influx of business during heat wave

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Lambert says during a heat wave, they try to work around the clock to get everyone back up and running. (KCTV5) Lambert says during a heat wave, they try to work around the clock to get everyone back up and running. (KCTV5)
One of the more common reasons why units break down is due to a bad capacitor. (KCTV5) One of the more common reasons why units break down is due to a bad capacitor. (KCTV5)
LEAWOOD, KS (KCTV) -

The heat wave isn't over yet, and many heating and cooling companies across the metro say they've been flooded with calls from people saying their air conditioning units are failing.

"They (His daughters) complained about not being able to sleep,” said Leawood resident Gregg Sharp.

Sharp and his family have been without an air conditioning unit since Saturday, but he says they are lucky.

"The downstairs was nice and cool and as soon as you started up the stairs, it kind of hit you in the face, pretty heavy, that it was hot," Sharp said.

He says the families upstairs floor was about 80-degrees, and that was at night.  

He's not the only one with a bad air conditioning unit. The owner of Midwest Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, Jack Lambert, says the company phones have been ringing off the hook.

"We've probably had 400 to 500 calls a day and we are trying to get to people as soon as we can,” Lambert said.

Lambert says during a heat wave, they try to work around the clock to get everyone back up and running.

He is offering advice to area residents, in an effort to make sure their unit doesn’t break down. 

Lambert says, make sure the filter is clean. If it's not it causes problems like bad air flow. He also says people should hose off their air conditioning unit and may want to consider getting it checked early before there is a bigger issue.

One of the more common reasons why units break down is due to a bad capacitor. That is what happened to Sharp. The heat that caused it to swell up and fail.

Luckily, it was a quick fix and the Sharp family is now back to enjoying summer.

"It seems like when it breaks down, it's a heatwave,” Sharp said.

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