As temperatures plummet, people are cranking up the heat inside their homes.
Snyder Heating & Air Condition reported an uptick in service calls Monday.
The company said it received 348 calls as of 6 p.m. That’s double the call volume on an average day.
Action News Jax tagged along with a crew as they responded to a house call on the Southside.
Susan Moore said her granddaughter woke her up this morning because the unit smelled like it was burning.
She said the air and heat didn’t work, so they had to improvise.
“We bundled up inside the house,” Moore said. “Lot of extra blankets. I even put a heating pad because I get so cold.”
It didn’t take Dan Brown, a field supervisor technician, long to figure out the problem.
After changing out a blown fuse and replacing a weak capacitor, the system was up and running again.
Brown said there are things you can do to keep your system from breaking down.
He recommends changing your air filter monthly and getting maintenance twice a year.
Brown said it’s a good idea to check your system before it gets too cold or hot outside.
He said they are working as quickly as they can to restore heat to people, so no one is stuck inside a cold home.
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