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Heat wave leads to surge in HVAC calls

Last minute calls for air conditioning units rose ahead of upcoming warm temps.

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This is an air exchange system that brings fresh air into the home and removes stale interior air. It also is known as a heat recovery ventilation system, or an energy recovery ventilator. (Pamela Knudson/Grand Forks Herald)

FARGO — As the temperatures continue to climb, so do the number of calls technicians are receiving for air conditioning units that aren't working.

According to Rick Williams, an HVAC technician at Robert Gibb and Sons in Fargo, the problems with these units are usually something that can be fixed with routine maintenance.

Something as small as checking and changing your filter regularly can help your system efficiently cool your home and prevent excess wear and tear on the unit itself.

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