SAN ANTONIO -- If you conducted a survey asking individuals if they wanted to work outside in the record heat, it's likely results would point to an overwhelming 'no.'
However, don't tell that to air conditioning businesses who are being flooded with calls as people seek shelter from the sweltering heat.
Don Rackler of Jon Wayne Heating and Air can only smile because it's the busiest time of the year for him and his crew.
"Well you know that's what we live for - this hot weather - that's what air conditioning is all about," Rackler said. "So if it's not hot, we are going to be in trouble."
Rackler purchased 20 more vehicles in preparation for the summer rush, which brings the fleet to a total of 72 vehicles. In terms of man power, Jon Wayne is a company comprised of 120 employees and Rackler says 74 are in the field.
These technicians, who can reach hero status if they successfully operate on an air conditioning unit, work from sun up to down.
Ray Butler has been doing this for four years and today he's drawn the lucky straw of getting to work indoors, but you wouldn't be able to tell if you saw just how much sweat was dripping from his pores.
For Butler, the sweat and hard work all worth it in the end.
"When you get a person to cooling and feeling good in their home and once you see that smile on their face, it's a hundred percent worth it," Butler said.
As soon as one air conditioning unit is fixed, Butler is off to the next house call.
He's like a doctor, tasked with helping San Antonians combat a sweaty, summer fever.