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AC Repair Calls "Heat" Up in the Carolinas

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It's a hot summer day and Karen Bailey's air conditioning stopped working.

"It was set at 73 and it was 78 degrees and as I was watching it popped back up to 78 and I was like this can't be good," said Karen Bailey.

Bailey called Morris-Jenkins, an air and heating company in Charlotte.
The company has received more than 200 calls on summer days but as the temps rise, so do the calls.

"When the temperatures are at it's peak, the highest, we can take over a 1,000 calls, 1500 calls a day," said Randy Tooker, a supervisor at Morris-Jenkins.

One of those came from Bailey.  Brandon, an AC repairman at Morris-Jenkins, took on the challenge. 
Bailey's living room clocked in at 86 degrees., the attic was 114 degrees.

"It's going up too so I don't know if we want to wait too long to see what it tops out at but I've actually got a camera out there in the truck that will do it instantly, " said Brandon.

To keep cool inside, Bailey has been running fans.  Brandon has found the problem though.

"Right now, I believe, I just found out the trouble with what brought me out here today is that this part is dead."

The cause is either possibly an electrical surge, storm damage, or just old age.

Brandon was able to fix the unit. It will take about an hour for the air to cool down the house but Bailey is now Brandon's biggest "fan."

"It's all fixed and I'm going to be cool tonight," said Bailey.

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