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Unusually cool temperatures helping, hindering local businesses

Posted at 7:13 PM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 23:25:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — May is bringing unusually cool temperatures to Las Vegas. As average highs should be in the lower 90s but so far this year the high temperatures have been in the lower 70s.

Residents said they have loved the delay to the summer heat, but the cooler temps have been helping and hindering various businesses.

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Multiple air conditioning repair companies told 13 Action News they have seen a drop in business. Employees and owners blame the weather for this decrease.

Gold Medal Service reported a 34 percent decrease in service calls from 2018 to 2019.

Plus, Vegas Valley Air owner Eric Miller said he has also observed less business. However, according to Miller, a slight delay in the constant summer work is not the worst thing in the world.

"Everyone enjoys the time off I think because you know it's coming and there's no time off in the middle of the summer," Miller said.

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Pool businesses have been dealing with the cooler temperatures as well.

Stephen Mann, owner of Clean World Pool, said the pool business lasts twelve months a year. Starting in October and continuing through the colder months.

The draining of pools to clean them sometimes couldn't be possible at the end of May because of the heat, but Mann said his business has been able to take on extra work through these cooler weeks.

"It could be thousands of dollars or more. We've got four crews out there trying to drain and refill as many pools as possible before the summer heat hits," he said.