Record breaking heat keeping Valley air conditioning repair crews busy

PHOENIX - The phone lines at Valley heating and cooling companies lit up on Thursday evening during the record breaking temperature spike.

"I had a premonition things were gonna go this way," said Tony Sampino of Air Care Heating and Cooling. "I bought tons of parts and hired extra staff."

Normally during mid-March, the service calls from customers are to schedule checkups and order new parts, Sampino told ABC15, but because of Thursday's 95 degree high, all the calls were focused on fixing broken units.

Ideally, before turning on your A/C unit, a professional should inspect and clean the machine, Sampino said.

Filters should also be clean before flipping the switch from "off" to "cool," he said.

How hot is it expected to get the next few days? See full forecast.

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