The first wave of inspections on the nation’s oldest air conditioning company has been completed and the results are spectacular, according to a report from The Washington Post.
As a result of the inspections, more than 600,000 Americans now have the ability to use the air conditioning in their homes for the first time.
The inspection is part of a broader effort to clean up a long list of air conditioning issues across the country.
The air conditioning system is considered one of the most critical to keeping people warm in summertime and can provide the comfort of being home alone when the heat index exceeds 100 degrees, according the report.
“It’s a disaster,” said Michael Smith, who has owned a polkair conditioning business for almost 30 years.
“We have to make sure that every single American can use the product.”
Smith said the company has already seen a noticeable improvement in customers’ comfort.
He said he is already seeing customers who have never been in the business before.
“There’s been a noticeable increase in people wanting to use it and they’re not just using it for the convenience of being able to go out and get their dinner, they’re using it to be able to get out of the house when the weather gets bad,” Smith said.
A spokeswoman for PolkAir said the agency will begin issuing new licenses to more than 1 million customers.
She said the inspections are an important step in improving safety and reliability.