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When temps go low, calls increase for Green Country's HVAC techs

Posted at 5:52 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 08:47:07-05

TULSA, Okla. — When temperatures go low, calls go high for Green Country’s heating and air technicians. They are racing against the clock as arctic air pushes into the area.

“Typically, with extreme temperatures, our call volume does go up,” said Bryan McKay of Airco Service.

During a freeze, needs can range from frozen pipes to furnace maintenance.

While tending to a customer’s furnace, McKay said, “Having your furnace maintained is very, very, very important for the efficiency, the cleanliness of it, your indoor air quality.”

Cold weather is not the only one to blame for the spike in air and heat business. The pandemic has played a big part for Hudson Plumbing, Heating, and Air.

The company’s owner, Richard Hudson, said, “We’ve been slammed. Everybody sitting at home, doing more activities from the house.”

The past six months have been long for Hudson and his team, especially after losing their leader, Roger Hudson, at the end of a COVID battle that lasted three weeks in August.

“It was definitely shocking,” Richard said. “That’ll change your insight on the whole virus, for sure, once something like that happens.”

Team members of Hudson Plumbing, Heating, and Air now keep Roger's memory alive by continuing the business he started.

This week, they prepped thawing machines, and are asking residents to make sure furnace filters are clean and to replace batteries in carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

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