Heat: Good for business?
POSTED: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 6:56pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 8:43pm
As you drive around East Texas and see someone working out in the heat, doing something that would make you break a sweat even in the wintertime...you tend to feel awful for them.
But not all businesses *hate* the heat...some love it.
Recently, KETK brought you a story on how busy air conditioning repair has been this summer. Coy Dodd Air Conditioning told us business is up 20 to 30% due to the heat.
Also - the pool business...
A-1 Pool & Spa in Tyler says the water temperature is so hot, people are having to buy more chemicals.
So they're selling a lot more than last year.
Another thriving profession - irrigation.
Express Lawn Sprinklers tells KETK, they're so busy right now, the wait time for a service call is a week.
And last but certainly not least - ice cream.
"We have to bring in extra people and we have cars wrapped around the building and a line out to the sign in the front and...it's crazy but we love it and we work hard. And we love serving people," said Lynsey Stackhouse with Andy's Frozen Custard in Tyler.
So we want to know, what's the heat doing to your job?
Are you melting?
Or making money?
Let us know by leaving a comment underneath this story.