With the sun beating down and the house not cooling down, Emilia Conti soon realized something must be wrong.
"I started noticing it because I had friends that were coming over, and they started complaining how hot it was," she said with a laugh.
She tried to lower the temperature on her thermostat -- down into the 40s -- but that didn't seem to work either.
"We wear shorts and just shirts that are like sports bras and run around the house drinking wine, just doing that because that's the only way we can keep cool," she said.
As it turns out, the culprit was her air conditioning unit. So she called Chancey & Reynolds, Inc.
The spike in temperatures has meant a spike in calls to the company, too.
Ronnie Brock, an HVAC technician with the company, said he usually knows what to expect at work by watching the weather forecast.
"You keep an eye on it, and you can kinda tell when you're going to be busy and when it's going to be late nights and things of that nature, so yeah, you kinda look at it, and it's like, I gotta get ready for the season," he said.
At the Conti house on Wednesday, it was a quick fix, where dirty coils had led to an electrical problem.
"Cleaning the coils is extremely important this time of year because if the air can't flow across those coils out there, it will overheat the machine and actually shorten the life and the efficiency of the machine, so definitely cleaning the coils and keeping the drains cleaned will save you a lot of trouble," Brock said.
Also, Brock warns against immediately picking up the phone when the temperatures rise. He says air conditioning units are only designed to cool homes by about 20 degrees compared to the outside temperature.
"If you have 98-degree temperatures outside, and your upstairs is struggling to stay at 78, you may not have a problem," he said. "Now you may want to call us and just have a maintenance done, but you may not have a problem, it may just be doing all it can do for this type of weather."
After cleaning the coils and adding coolant to the unit, Brock's repairs were finished, and Conti's house was on its way to cooler temperatures.
"They're going to love it," Conti said of her friends. "If we get this air conditioning fixed, they're gonna love it. They're definitely going to wear clothes around the house."