Ryan Jones is repairing air conditioning units all day long, sometimes for ten hour shifts, outside in the triple digit heat.
“The first 100 degree day you think you are dying, but the next day you recover,” said Jones.
Jones drives from house to house fixing each unit. Most commonly a unit just needs more refrigerant, (coolant) or it has a leak.
“The fan blows the air across the refrigerant so if that dirt is on the coil then it won't get the air flow like it should, it's kind of like a dirty filter inside,” explained Jones to Toni Brown. Brown owns a home in Jenks and called Airco to come repair her unit.
“My husband came home last night and said ‘I don’t think the air conditioning is working, it’s warm in here,’” said Brown.
Jones spent more time than he had planned with Mrs. Brown’s unit because he had to clean the coils thoroughly. They were packed with dust.
Then he headed over to the Robertson family’s home just a few blocks away. Their home unit had been providing cool air put it had been getting warmer over the days and the flow of the air was weak.
“The air conditioner could never catch up, we kept turning it lower and lower,” said Jason Robertson.
“You got a leak somewhere,” explained Jones. He found the source and could only fix the problem temporarily.
Robertson said they could wait a couple weeks maybe for more work to be done on the unit. He does not mind the rising temperatures.
“I just like being hot,” said Robertson. “We were in San Diego last week and it was 70 or 80 and I was freezing to death! I was waiting to get back to our 100 degrees.”
Jones also does not mind the heat, so make sure you give him a call to come check out your AC unit before something goes wrong with it and you’re cooped up inside a hot house.