Lack of High Heat Slows Down A/C Repairs

By Sean Everson |

Published 08/19 2014 02:24PM

Updated 08/19 2014 11:13PM

( ST. JOSEPH, MO. ) Carroll Harris Cooling and Heating is usually jam packed spending the summer repairing air conditioners.
But that's not the case this year.

"This year the temperature's down. We're not working as long as hours as we have in the past," said owner Miles Harris.

"You're probably talking a difference of 80 hours and I'm back down to 40 and then some weeks I don't get 40," added employee Dino Hudson.

Temperatures have only reached more than 90 degrees 10 days this summer in St. Joe.
The lack of high heat means Harris isn't seeing as much business, which is different from what he's used to.

"It's affected us pretty good. We're probably 30 to 40 percent behind some months on our new sales," stated Harris.
"This summer's probably been one of the a laid back, slowest paced," said Hudson.

However,the slower pace this summer hasn't been all bad.Harris says he's enjoying his free time.
"Last week I got to go fishing. First time in many years in the summer time. I was thrilled to death over that."

But Hudson, on the other hand, wants the warmer weather to return for the sake of the company.
"I'd much rather prefer the faster pace. You know it's better for the wallet."

With temperatures forecast for the mid 90s this week, Harris said they've already seen in increase in calls to the office the past couple of days.

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