Local officials working to keep residents cool
As the temperature gets hotter, local officials around town are working harder to keep the people that live here cool.
Water, Gas, and Light has a program that keeps the power on for residents scheduled to have it turned off if the temperature reaches 100 degrees. This doesn't, however, mean that they will turn your power back on if it's already been shut off for not paying your bills .
Of course local air conditioning repairmen are busy as well. Fox 31 spoke to Safe Aure Heating and Cooling Company who said on days like today they get anywhere from 60 to 80 calls. This is compared to the 20 or so calls they get during colder months. Officials with the company said their service men leave the shop around 7:30 in the morning and don't get back until all the work is done, which could be 7:00 or 8:00 at night.
They advise residents to check their filters every so often and have an air conditioning specialist come out regularly and check on the A/C to make sure it's working properly. They say doing these things in the Spring before it gets hot will save you a lot of trouble, and money, in the summer months.