Hot temps has heating & cooling companies slammed

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- A heat wave surges through the metro area with the possibility of record temperatures in the net few days.

It’s supposed to reach 99 or 100 degrees, in the valley Tuesday.

Summer has set in in Albuquerque and it has heating and cooling businesses slammed.

The phones have been ringing off the hook at Daniel’s Heating and cooling.

“Our calendars are pretty booked up. We’ve got about 20 calls that we’re going to each day this week. and then we have two installs going on each day, also,” said Daniel’s General Manager Michelle Rhodes.

Rhodes said ever since the heat kicked in, they have seen a surge in calls, everything from tune-up’s to repairs and switches from swamp coolers. Even with six technicians and two install teams, Rhodes said they are already booking appointments into next week and making repair calls a priority.

“We do try to triage kind of our appointments and take care of the people that don’t have any cooling,” explained Rhodes.

While some are trying to stay cool inside, others are braving the heat.

“I’m from Louisiana and I can’t stand this,” Wynne Hendry said.

Wynne Hendry is sacrificing comfort for fitness.

“I just wanted to get a cardiovascular workout in today without being in the gym,” Hendry says.

Others beat the heat with cool drinks and solace in the shade.

“Lots of sunblock, water, nice cold snacks like grapes and such,” said.Misty Madrid.

“We got ourselves a 99 cent drink from Carl’s Jr. just to stay cool,” Jevin Chavez said.

Others can’t seem to get enough of the hot weather.

“I love it,” said angler Jack Ives.

Other cooling businesses said they are slammed, too. With some booking appointments nearly two weeks out.

Doctors at UNMH are urging people to use caution in this record-breaking heat.

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